Over the last 6 (fun) years of being a book seller one tends to notice patterns, yes some of these are generalizations. We would like to see them as observations that seem to have recurring patterns. Chinese and Korean customers walk in (some smile when we greet them-most do not) They then proceed to do a quick circle around the store, like a power walk and then scoot without so much as a grunt. Japanese customers smile when greeted with a semi-bow (perhaps a little less elegant than the ones they give to superiors in Japan (are we lesser beings?) They then proceed to ask if we have any books in Japanese which invariably we do not have (need to stock up on Hentai just for the LULZ)
Customers who rush into the store seeking that one book though are another kind of animal completely.
Looking for a new obsession? Wanna give your kids a push in an obsessive direction? Wanna get some of those neurons firing?
If you find yourself in weak in the knees when in the presence of books, know one thing – you are not alone. Do check out this article, we feel your weakness.
There are many good things about religion, for starters most religions preach morals and “good” behavior, then there are the “religious leaders” who are human and manipulate the masses for their selfish agendas. What in the God’s name is a book store talking about religion for?
Being open to the public we have our fair share of interactions with SMF’s (Stupid Mother Fuckers). We just had an interaction with one over the phone a few minutes ago, so here comes the pain.