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Saturday, March 26, 2005
My Day At Work
Today was much more restful than yesterday. Partly it was helped that between the two of us, Mike and I both brought in CDs of "the music in our heads." So we listened to a lot of Sigur Ros, Broken Social Scene, The Capricorns and, of course, disco mix discs.
There were, of course, many an interesting customer. Most of them fell squarely into the category of "Customers Who Amuse Dorian Without Even Trying:"
Like the nice, enthusiastic lady who wore her home-made super-hero costume into the shop.
Or the man who wouldn't let his daughter buy the most recent issue of Wonder Woman because "modern comics are too adult for kids," but bought her a reprint of a Golden Age Wonder Woman comic. Specifically, the one in which evil female aliens team up with all of Wonder Woman's female enemies to tie up the Amazons. A lot. Yeah, that's much more kid friendly than Professor Zoom and the Cheetah flirting.
Or the customer who insists on letting me know all about his personal fantasy life via his porn purchases. Today he bought tranny incest porn. At least he has the manners not to loudly shout his porn requests when the store is full of kids, as at least one enthusiastic Housewives at Play fan tends to do.
Or the fellow who, ever since the first volume of Scott Pilgrim was released, has come into the shop every week and asked if we've gotten Vol. 2 in yet. I'm glad he liked the book and all, but every time I try to tell him that it hasn't even had a publication date announced yet he looks at me as if I'm deliberately trying to keep it away from him.
My favorite, though, had to be the trio of people early in the morning he felt compelled to not only touch everything in the store but to loudly comment on it as well. Dude, when you're only in the store because you're waiting for the game store to open so that you can play in the Yu Gi Oh tournament, you sort of give up the right to suggest that Musashi #9 or Sin City are "weird" or "geeky."