Friday, January 23, 2009

Bookbuying Etiquette

Okay, this one is for my buddy James and for all the other booksellers out there who have to endure the great unwashed who come in to buy books. (Note: There are six short videos in the series here -- all VERY snarky and sadly, too true. Now scoot!)

Tip of the pin-on sales nametag to Books on the Nightstand for posting this first!



A Novel Woman said...

As a former employee of Chapter's, I concur with everything he said. I only wish I'd had a chance to work with THIS guy.

One of my sections was sexuality. Man, my Saturday night shifts were brutal when the teenage boys wandered over in snickering, shoulder-punching groups, so I'd sneak up behind them and ask, in a Mom voice, "May I help you or are you just browsing?"

James said...

This is all so true. All he missed was the customer who jumps to the front of the very long line and says, "I'm very busy. Where can *I* pay for this stuff?"

What a great video!

kc dyer said...

ANW -- [snerk]. I bet this guy would have liked to work with YOU, too.


kc dyer said...

I knew you'd like it, James!