Silly gift 😂
Girl comes in looking for a study book. All she has is a note of the title and author’s name on her phone.
…without any use of capitalisation and so severely messed up by autocorrect that it took me a few minutes to figure out that, for instance, the author was called Drumbl and not ‘crumble’.
How hard is it to check your spelling?
Me: “No, I’m sorry, we don’t have that title in stock. I could order it for you, of course.”
Lady: “When would it be here?”
Me: “It would take about a week.”
Lady: “So, today, then?”
Me: “…er, no.”
Man comes in and asks for the latest Baldacci. I’m still half-helping somebody else, so I point it out to him instead of walking him there.
Me: “It’s right over there, that big pile on your left, under the ladder.”
Man walks over to the right, looking a bit puzzled.
Me: “No, it’s the one on the left, under the ladder.”
Man stays put and picks up a book with another author’s name stamped in massive letters across the cover. “This must be it, then.”
The other customer I was helping has now left, so I go over to put the man out of his misery. “I meant this big pile.” I hand him the book.
Man: “Oh, right. Well, it’s completely obscured by this ladder, so…”
Man comes to the counter with two blue books.
Me: “Are they gifts?”
Man: “Yes, the blue one is a gift.”
Man: “I’m looking for the groom book.”
My colleague: “The groom book?”
Man: “Yes. C-H-R-O-M.”
My colleague: “Um.”
He was looking for a book on Google Chrome.
Man comes in and looks around. “Is this the photographer’s?”
…because all photography shops have books in the shop window, books lining the walls, books on all the tables, and books generally everywhere?