Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pro Green

Before I tell you about my not so happy encounter, I'll begin with the hour prior. I was in the children's section doing my thing. I sold a lot of books including two copies of Underneath by Appelt, two copies of Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Dicamillo, one Crooked Kind of Perfect by Urban, one Ellie Mcdoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel by Barshaw, one Coraline by Gaiman. I was able to sell and talk about kids books it was a very good hour. When you work retail its hours like that, that remind you why you put up with all the crap. Now I shall tell you about my crappy encounter that F'd up my happy retail high. While I was at the registers a man comes in sees a political display and ask if we are Pro Obama. I hate this question because anyone who poses it is always looking for a fight. And since when is Obama Nation by Corsi (great title) a Pro Obama book. I said no we are Pro Green. I probably shouldn't have said that because customers will tell on you real quick, but I didn't care. Its a stupid question. There is no red or blue in retail only green.

4 comments:

Teacherninja said...

I've ahd that happen many times. Whenever a Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'reilly or Michael Moore or Al Franken book was out. I just pretended to be dumb, although I did walk away from some obviously right-wing bigots itching for a fight. And one time Newt Gingrich caught me at the register and asked to sign his book and I rolled my eyes at him as I walked away to get them. Dingleberries.

toni said...

He probably thought you meant The Green Party!

Doret said...

Next time I'll say Pro Profit. I don't roll my eyes when customers buy Bill O'reilly type books, being black that's the reaction some are looking for. I really want to say to those who are waiting for me to react that I don't care what you believe. You have every right to be a repubilican, so stop with all the 'tude. Though I am pretty sure these are just the insecure republicans trying to compensate for something.

Apryl DeLancey said...

I hate when people try to compensate for shortcomings! You just can't reason with those folks...