18 thoughts on “July 9, 2016

  1. Sadly, I got good enough at that game that it woudn’t take much more interaction than that with a customer to figure out what exactly they were looking for………..then tell them we didn’t hage that and that they might need to check Walgreens or one of the “As Seen on TV” stores to find what they’re looking for.

  2. So sounds like my ex-mother-in-law.
    “Have you seen that new movie? You know, the one with that guy I like so much. Oh, he is such a good actor! But I don’t like that girl they paired him up with in this one. You know, that girl I have never liked in anything.”

    But this is also someone who thought that the movie Best in Show was a real Dog Show. o_O

    • I think I have you beat… one day, I was reading my copy of WORLD WAR Z while eating in a Z****’s when the manager walked by, asking peole how things were, and asked what I was reading. I showed it to him, he recognized it as the same name as the movie, and I said something to the effect that, yeah, the movie’s based on it but the book takes the form of interviews over people encountering zombies. My hand to God, he thought I meant _real life_ zombie encounters.

  3. I once had a guy look for a product by it’s tag line (“pain in the neck and shoulders”) and when I pointed out the product (Excedrin) he insisted I was wrong and that the tag line was its name. Also had people looking for ‘the Oprah book’ even though the only books we sell are those cheap little paperback ones.

  4. This looks familiar…

    I don’t understand how people can be this vague. If you want something and aren’t going to remember specifics, write it down! Past experience should teach you this (why do they forget?). Nobody can help you if you ask “Do you have that blue thing from TV?” If you even can be specific enough to use an adjective…

  5. Yeah, I get that vague sort of question all the time. I then have to start playing “20 questions” with the customer.

  6. Welcome to library work all the time. “I want that author, you know, his got made into thost movies?” [Stab in the dark.] “John Grisham.” “Yeah, him!”

    I was so proud that day. 😀

  7. a story i read on the “not always right” website: a store frequently gets drunk customers staggering in and demanding more beer. that store does NOT sell beer, but it never does any good to tell the drunks that, so he always tells then it’s on the second floor-and that store does not HAVE a second floor! the drunks wander up and down for hours trying to find stairs…

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