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    Don’t Kick A (Half) Man When He’s Down

    | Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada | Family & Kids

    (A woman and her young daughter are browsing books.)

    Daugher: “Mom, what’s a ‘has been’?”

    Mother: “Charlie Sheen is a has been.”

    Please Consult The Chameleon Circuit

    | Melbourne, Australia | Geeks Rule, Top

    (We’re a science fiction specialty bookstore. We also have a few other odds’n’ends around the store from series that do well, including several bits of Doctor Who merchandise.)

    Me: “Can I help you today, sir?”

    Customer: “All of your Doctor Who stuff is bootlegged!”

    Me: “I assure you it’s not, sir. As you can see, it has the BBC logo on it.”

    Customer: “They can print anything in China. This TARDIS is a total knock off!”

    Me: “Possibly, but we source our merchandise from reputable distributors located in the US & UK. We’re using the same suppliers that the [National Broadcaster] store uses for its Doctor Who merchandise.”

    Customer: “Bulls***! This is all fake! And you know how I can tell? Phoneboxes are RED!”

    The Great District of Confusion

    , | Bakersfield, CA | Geography, School

    (I am a student working in the on campus bookstore. A customer comes in and approaches me.)

    Me: “Hi, can I help you?”

    Customer: “Yes, I need a map of Washington.”

    Me: “Washington state or Washington, D.C.?”

    Customer: “What do you mean?”

    Me: “Do you need a map for Washington state or Washington, D.C.?”

    Customer: *confused* “What’s the difference, and what do you mean by D.C.?”

    Me: “Well, one is a state above Oregon on the West coast, and the other—Washington, D.C.—is an area on the east coast. ‘D.C.’ stands for District of Columbia.”

    Customer: “No, not in Colombia! In America!”

    Me: “Ma’am, Washington, D.C. is in America. That is what it is called.”

    Customer: “I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. I just need a map of Washington for my political science class.”

    Me: “Ah, then I’ll get you a map of Washington, D.C.”

    Customer: “I think you’re wrong. I am going to tell my professor you guys are giving out maps of Colombia!” *walks away looking very annoyed*

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    The Gift That Keeps On Grouping

    | Michigan, USA | Uncategorized

    Customer: “Hi, I’d like to return this item, I can’t give it as a gift .”

    (He hands me a copy of Pygmalion.)

    Me: “That shouldn’t be a problem. Is there anything wrong with it?”

    Customer: “Turns out it’s a play. They wont be able to read it.”

    Me: “Oh, they don’t like plays?”

    Customer: “No, they can’t read it because there aren’t enough people to read the parts!”

    Me: “Might I suggest that they just read it like a regular book?”

    Customer: *looks at me like I’m crazy*

    Reading Is Addictive

    | Colorado, USA | Family & Kids

    (Two kids in the 10 to 12-year old range come to the register with 3 different marijuana-themed magazines.)

    Me: “Um, I don’t think I can sell you those.”

    Kids: “But our mom says it’s okay.”

    Me: “Is she even in the store?”

    (Their mother comes over a few minutes later and buys the magazines.)

    Mother: “As long as they’re reading, right?”

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