So You Want to Work in a Bookstore: Lesson 3 | the Chief
This guy looks a lot like one of my little league coaches, the one affectionately referred to as ‘Chief Swings-the-Bat.’ Think Gary Farmer if you ever saw Dead Man. No? The Score? C’mon, that was pretty good. Edward Norton, Robert De Niro; it was Marlon Brando’s last film. All right, what about Smoke Signals? Whatever. So here’s Chief Gary Farmer, long hair and all. He has on a dark zip-up windbreaker over a ratty t-shirt and sweatpants. I got the feeling these were his nice sweatpants.
Chief: I’m looking for rats.
Me: Rats or books on rats?
Me: Ok, good. Do you mean books on keeping a pet rat?
Chief: No, just rats. You know, rats. What they eat, where they live, their natural enemies besides cats.
Me: Right. Well, there’s nothing in the store at the moment. There is a lot we can order that comes up in our ‘Pets’ section. They should have that kind of information in them.
Chief: Ok, where are those?
Me: No, no, we don’t have any in the store. We’d have to order them.
Chief: Can you give you give a print out of everything so I can look them up online?
Me: Yeah, whatever. Here you go.
Chief: Yeah. Where are your movies about seahorses?
Posted on November 25, 2013, in Books, Culture, So You Want To Work In A Bookstore, Things I Come Up With While I'm At Work and tagged bookstore, chief, customer service, dead man, gary farmer, little league, rats, retail, smoke signals, the score. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.