Books Are Going The Way Of The Dinosaur

| AK, USA | Books & Reading, Funny Names, Language & Words

Me: “Hi. What can I help you find today?”

Customer: “I want to find a book.”

Me: “What book are you looking for?”

Customer: “I’m looking for that book with a bunch of words in it that sounds like a dinosaur?”

Me: *stares for a moment* “…a thesaurus?”

Customer: “Yes!”

Yaoi Got To Be Kidding, Part 2

| Rapid City, SD, USA | Books & Reading, Family & Kids, Movies & TV, Musical Mayhem

(I work at the local bookstore. I am trying to grow our small graphic novel and manga section so that it is worthwhile. A customer and his mom have stopped in to look around. He is about 16 years old.

Customer: “Mom, can I please get a new comic book?”

Customer’s Mom: “I don’t know. You just got one.”

(The mom looks over at me working at the register.)

Customer’s Mom: “Here’s the deal. Play your ringtone to her. If she can name the song or at least where it comes from, I will buy you a new comic book.”

(The customer’s son looks at his phone shyly as he looks for his ringtone. The music starts to play the theme song to ‘Robot Chicken.’)

Me: “Oh my god! That’s Robot Chicken!”

(I proceed to bock like a chicken with it. The customer’s mom looks at me incredulously and shakes her head.)

Customer’s Mom: “I made a deal.”

(They bought the comic book and are leaving. The mom is moaning loudly to her son.)

Customer’s Mom: “I can’t believe that the one person I point out knows exactly what it is! You’re everywhere! She doesn’t even look like she likes that kind of stuff!”

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Yaoi Got To Be Kidding

Not Acting Their Sunday Best

| IN, USA | At The Checkout, Books & Reading, Crazy Requests, Religion

(I work in a shop that exclusively sells Christian books, music, and church supplies. The store is, strangely, open on Sundays.)

Me: “All set? Did you find everything you needed today?”

Customer: “I did. Thank you.”

(She places a large stack of items on the counter. I’m halfway through ringing them up when she speaks up.)

Customer: “I can’t believe you’re open on Sundays.”

Me: “The owner believes it’s convenient for customers who can’t make it during the week, so it’s no hassle.”

Customer: “You shouldn’t be open! This is the Lord’s day!”

Me: “We do have reduced hours on Sundays so the employees can attend church. I came straight to work from a service at [local church] this morning.”

Customer: “No! You should be closed today in honor of the Lord’s day!”

Me: “Ma’am, if we were closed today, how would you get these things you’re buying right now?”

(The customer blinks in surprise and stares at her purchases. Then she scowls and thrusts a credit card at me.)

Customer: “It doesn’t matter! You should be closed on Sundays! Now do your job and ring me up!”