Wednesday, December 9, 2009

How 'bout I punch you in the face?

Well, I didn't actually do that, or even say it, but I vehemently thought it to a person at Wal-Mart today when trying to buy a book. ***Side note, I read Eclipse over the weekend and it was interesting. I ripped through it in 3 days and I am not that fast of a reader. It's not a serious thinker, but it was enjoyable and it really kept my attention. More about that later.***

On the rack at Wal-Mart are 15 million copies (the other 15 million have apparently been sold) of New Moon in paperback and hard cover. If you search, really dig, you can find Twilight and perhaps Eclipse, but rarely Breaking Dawn. ***Side note, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, then Breaking Dawn. New Moon is in theaters now. If you don't know what I'm talking about, go ask a 12 year old girl who Edward and Jacob are, step back, cover your ears, and you'll get the gist.***

Since I am now ready for the final installment of the Twilight series, I need the last book in paperback because I am NOT going to pay $15 for book. I see a hard cover but no paperback. I see some royal blue vests. I approach.

"Sue made dinner last night. Yeah...yea. It was ok. Roast. "

Blue vest lady on the phone. I would have let her continue her conversation had it been work related, but I didn't think Sue's meat was about work. At least I hoped not.

"Excuse me...."

She didn't answer me, just pointed to another worker to help me.

Blue vest girl comes over and stares at me.

Annoyed me, "I see that Breaking Dawn is only in hard cover, do you have it in paperback?"

BV Girl, "That's not my department. I can't help you."

Blue Vest Lady butts in, "The book companies come and restock themselves. We don't have anything to do with the books. "

Really annoyed me, "Well, thanks for your help, Ladies."

Is it really so hard to do your job? Also, is it really so difficult to be polite? I cannot stand it when I am made to feel like I am bugging someone when they are clearly not working. All I want to know is if Bella turns into a vampire and if Jacob gets over it. Geeeeeeez.

11 comments:

Lauren Tracy said...

I hate Walmart. Order it from Amazon. Chances are you will get it cheaper, and you get free 2-day shpping.

Ky (Two Pretzels) said...

AHHHHHHH... That's so annoying. They're terrible.

SassyTimes said...

Your post title sums up my entire day today. ...and these ladies suck.

Wendy said...

Aw, man! The humanity! I hope you found the book! WAIT!!! A certain blogger we both know (Write Here Write Now) has my copies of the series. I do believe you two live in the same city? Maybe you could get together and you could get that copy!!

Anonymous said...

I have the book Colleen... in hard cover. I couldn't wait, had to buy it. You are welcome to borrow it if you'd like. And bonus, you can see Lily and I!

:) Kate

wrestling kitties said...

ugh, as someone who has worked in retail I HATE it when people are unwilling to help others. Kindness and helpfulness goes a LONG way, but for some reason people find it an inconvenience to help others. Stupid people.

wrestling kitties said...

Oh, I meant to say, but skipped an entire train of thought (wow, I am losing it) that as someone who has worked in retail I do not understand the excuse "it is not my department". It was never hard to try to answer questions about other departments or at least find someone who could help. It took a couple minutes and oh yeah, it is your JOB to help the customers!!

B. said...

Your imaginary niece is so lucky to have an aunt like you to screen these books for her!

Anonymous said...

Yes, could someone tell me also if Bella turns into a vampire? I just read the first book, and unlike 99.4% of the population I thought it was terrible. It did not hold my attention with the exception of pages 442-478. Wow, it took a long time to get there. Don't ruin it for everyone else, but feel free to clue me in on Bella's final destiny.
-Jamie

Iris Took said...

HAHA! Thanks B! She is totally benefiting now...

Moey said...

flav!
Reading the Twilight series!!! I feel like I don't even know you anymore...
I loved the 1st book, the middle two were OK, and the last one is totally worth the read!

let me know what you think.