Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell

If you like books and bookstores, you should read this. It’s funny.

Ok, a more proper review then: As someone who has worked in retail or customer service, none of this stuff surprises me. People often live in their own bubbles which can show how ignorant and sadly entitled they are. Both the “Parents” and “Customers Behaving Badly” section of this book shows that. There is something depressing stuff about society in here. All we can do is better customers ourselves, and laugh about these unique moments in time:

CUSTOMER: (holding up a copy of a Harry Potter book): This doesn’t have anything weird in it … does it?
BOOKSELLER: You mean, like, werewolves?
CUSTOMER: No (whispers) –gays.

CUSTOMER : Do you have security cameras in here?
CUSTOMER : Oh. (customer slides a book out from inside his jacket and places it back on the shelf

CUSTOMER: Doesn’t it bother you, being surrounded by books all day? I think I’d be paranoid they were all going to jump off the shelves and kill me.

CUSTOMER: Did I leave my bicycle in here?

CUSTOMER: Do you have any books in this shade of green to match to the wrapping paper that I’ve just bought?

CUSTOMER: I’m looking for some books for my kid’s summer reading list. Do you have Tequila Mockingbird?

More if you pick up this delightful book.

Read June 18, 2013.

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