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September 18, 2009

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K.

I've never understood how the majority of people working in bookstores know zilch about books.

Smalltown Mom

If an independent bookseller still exists in your area, go there and save their business!

Shelley

Dang, I should go apply at a bookstore. I've actually read both of those. And so it goes.

Little Miss Sunshine State

When I worked at Barnes and Noble we had an employee who had a cheat sheet that said...
Fiction is made up
Non-Fiction is real


jenn

Oy. So sad.

busy bee suz

WoW. And she can't spell lighthouse either?

Manic Mommy

Yep. We'll wait for the locusts.

Little Miss Sunshine State = OMG!

jenrantsraves

I'm sorry, but I'm stuck on the first paragraph. How is that fair?!

allmycke

Little Miss Sunshine State reminds me of a story my Dad told me years ago - about a forest warden who reputedly looked in his top drawer on the desk every morning and then locked it before going out to work. When he died they opened the drawer - only to find a piece of paper saying:
short needles - spruce
long needles - pine

Other than that - what a sad comment on the state of affairs!

phd in yogurtry

Slaughter Clerk One. This one.

Green Girl

Ouch. Which is why I despise the big box stores where they just lay people out there for minimum wage, no actual expectation of a knowledge base or passion or anything like that.I've had very similar experiences in Home Depot.

Madge

people scare me. such a great book too....

Brightside-Susan

What a great reading list! My junior had to read Scarlett Letter this summer, but she also got to read Into Thin Air which we enjoyed reading when it came out.

suburbancorrespondent

I have to say here that most people working in the chain bookstores are being paid very little. When the manager of the bookstore where I worked complained to her superiors that she was having difficulty hiring decent workers at such a low wage, they told her, "Who cares? A trained monkey can shelve books!"

She did say, "But I don't want to work with trained monkeys!" But really, the higher-ups don't care...

Jason

OH, no. No, no, no.

gary

oh gosh....

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings

You're going to encounter this more and more. Trust me.

Jodi Anderson

If one needs a hearing aid, shouldn't one be required to wear it for a job where they TALK TO CUSTOMERS?!

Aargh.

Jenn @ Juggling Life

I was just so taken aback that she didn't connect the word sounding like
"lighthouse" with the words "five" and "Vonnegut" and figure it out!
Jenn

On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 4:36 PM, wrote:

Jocelyn

...at which point she handed you something written by Virginia Woolf.

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