Friday, October 16, 2009

Actual Customer Quotes

I'm not trying to insult anyone here. So no names, dates or other clues will be used. But just so you have some indication of why booksellers sometimes want to tear their hair out, these are actual customer quotes from the past few months in the bookstore where I work.

"I'm looking for a kids' book and I don't know the author or the title but it has a blue cover."

"Is this the price that it says it is?"

And last but certainly not least:

"I'm looking for that kids' book. You know the one I mean."

The strange thing was, I did know the one she meant. Clearly, either the brain aneurysm made me psychic or I'm the perfect person for this job.

A prize will be awarded to whoever guesses the title of that last request.


  1. Wimpy Kid?? Thanks for posting - isn't it funny what people say? And I bet I've been one of them, at one time or another :-)

  2. Ohhh boo Kim posted between when I opened this post (at like 7pm) and when I actually commented (at 10:42, when the Phillies were up 8-0 and I totally left my TV), making me look not at all smart or original.

    Anyway, Kim, I totally agree with your guess.

  3. Ha ha. No, you're both... WRONG. Keep guessing.

  4. Was it Twilight?
    - Eric

  5. No, Eric. It wasn't Twilight. But thanks for your comment. What were you doing up at 1:43 am? I thought you were sick.

    Ha ha.
    Blog Editor

  6. Harry Potter? Percy Jackson, Where the WIld Things Are?

    Guess what Joanne, you got an award!!!

  7. Hey, wow, thanks, Frankie! I'm honored.

    And oh, by the way, you're WRONG. Keep guessing, people. Here's a hint: it's been around for many years.

  8. Charlotte's Web?
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs?
    I Love You Forever?
    The dreaded No David?

  9. Wow, Jeannine. Just saw your comment. The original post/contest was a year ago! And I announced a winner in a different post, on Oct 29,2009. (


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