Stuck In Holding Pattern Of Perpetual Resigned Despair

, , , | Right | November 30, 2018

(I work for a very popular bookstore, and our checkout lines get REALLY long during the holidays. People that don’t want to stand in line at our main register will come to our smaller register next to the mall entrance, though that eventually develops a line, too. However, the mall entrance registers don’t have everything the main registers do:)

Woman: “I have a book on hold I need to pick up.”

Me: “I’m sorry, holds are kept at the main register near the—”

(The woman visibly deflates.)

Woman: *whining in resigned despair* “Oh, don’t tell me that…”

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