Monday, October 13, 2008
Today was a long day
Whenever its a national holiday, its always a long day at a bookstore. I began my day reshelving magazines. I step away from magazines for no more then 5 minutes. I go back with another stack, someone has stuffed craft mags. in with the music mags. I know they weren't there before because I was just by music mags. I quickly turn my head trying to catch someone but of course no one is around. I am thinking to myself what kind of bastard does that. And thats just the first hour. On national holiday's bookstores get a lot of library overflow. We had our fair share today. One of these nice gentleman, bags in tow asked me "where would I go if I had a broken jaw?" WTF. Of course the another is hospital. But thats too easy so I am thinking its some kind of trick question. And how do I know answering hospital isn't going to set this guy off. So I did what I normally do in these situations commit to nothing. When he said would you go to Grady Hospital. I was like yeah yeah that sounds good. He went away after that. Someone else was walking around barefoot. She was looking something up on a computer. Since I abide by no shoes no service rule, I didn't ask her if she needed help. Someone else was wondering around the store talking to themselves. And I am pretty sure there were a few daycare kids running around.