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Mark Atwood
Mark's Stories. The Magic Bookstore Clerk
A decade and change ago, when I was an undergrad student, I walked in one day to the university bookstore, went up to the information desk, and talked to the clerk there, and had a conversation that went something like this:

Mark: There is this book, that I wanted... but I forgot what it was.
Clerk: I've got it right here. (hands me the book)
Mark: Thank you. I'll pay for it now. (hands her my credit card)
Clerk: Thanks! (runs the card, prints the receipt, etc) There you go!
Mark: Thanks!

There was a guy nearby who watched and overheard this transaction, who looked really really confused.

What he didn't know, was that the clerk was my sister, wyckhurst, and we had talked about that book the night before.

Sadly, I don't remember which book it was...

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Current Location: Burien, WA

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blackcoat From: blackcoat Date: December 30th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I've actually done similar things.
"I'm looking for..umm..I can't remember, but it's purple?"
"Here you go."
"S'my job."
gipsieee From: gipsieee Date: December 31st, 2006 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
It seems quite fitting to me that you still don't remember which book it was.
Yay for more stories! ..Hugs
clemtaur From: clemtaur Date: January 1st, 2007 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Retail Augh!

Simaler conversation overheard at Hardwicks (a hardware/junk store):

Customer: I'd like some screws.
Cashier: There's some over there.
(Customer selects some drywall screws)
Customer: Got some!
(Cashier weighs them)
Cashier: Uhm. That will be 'some' money.
Customer: here's 'some' money.
Cashier: here's 'some' change.

I burst out laughing
deronimo From: deronimo Date: January 1st, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
too funny ^_^
paraventur From: paraventur Date: January 3rd, 2007 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I think bookstore clerks are magic. I went in to a bookstore and asked for a book that I vaguely remembered a few details about (possibly when it was published and a guess at a word in the title). Found it in no time.

Frye's computer guys aren't so good with game titles or locating them. Neither is EB games (which told me something didn't exist because they'd never heard of it. Lame.)
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