The Joys of Working in a Bookshop – #11

Man wants to buy a 2015 planner/diary, which since it’s already 2015 we’re selling with a 30% discount. The cash register shows the price as considerably lower than the one on the sticker, so I assume one of my colleagues has already changed the price in the system. Because it is quite busy and there are several people waiting in line, I decide not to waste time re-doing the math, and instead tell the man the diary costs €16,90. That may have been a mistake on my part, but his reaction was just childish.

Man: “That’s not right. It should be around €14. When I was in school they still taught you how to count.”

I’m sure when he was in school they also taught you how to be successfully snotty and condescending.

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