Unfiltered Story #67435

Unfiltered | January 31, 2017

(A customer is returning a pair of gear-shaped book ends she received as a gift. They’re opened, but unharmed, so I go ahead and process the return.)

Customer: (As I finish the return) What <i>are</i> these?

Me: They’re bookends.

Customer: So, what, you place them on the shelf to hold your books up?

Me: That’s right.

Customer: (Pointing to the gear design) And what are these things?

Me: That’s just part of the design. They’re supposed to look like gears.

Customer: They’re not for holding anything?

Me: No…