Wow, a long time since I’ve posted, but today was one of those stellar days when all the granola people come to the store. You know, the fruits, nuts, and flakes. Here are a few conversations:
Customer #1: Do you sell Bibles?
Me: Yes, of course.
Customer #1: Real Bibles?
Me: Yes. All of our Bibles are real.
Customer #1: But this one doesn’t say “Holy Bible”.
Me: I assure you, it is the Holy Bible. It’s just a different version.
Customer #1: What do you mean?
Me: Well, it means this version is easier to understand than that one.
Customer #1: So it’s for kids.
Me: No, that’s not what I mean. It’s a version that is preferred by a lot of adults because it reads more like a story.
Customer #1: So it’s not a real Bible.
Customer #2: Do you have a book by a guy named Lloyd?
Me: Do you know his last name?
Customer #2: No, but he wrote that book about devotions.
Me: Do you know the title of the book?
Customer #2: No, but I’d know it if I saw it.
Me: Well, take a look in this section and maybe you’ll find it here.
Customer #2: (gave me a dirty look)
Phone Call from Customer #3: Do you have the book, _____?
Me: Actually, we are a Christian bookstore and that is a book we likely wouldn’t carry.
Customer #3: Why not?
Me: Well, it’s not classified as a Christian book.
Customer #3: What is it then?
Me: I don’t know. I haven’t read it.
Customer #3: Well if you haven’t read it, how do you know it’s not a Christian book. My friend says it is.
Me: I am familiar with the author, and I believe she writes books on the occult.
Customer #3: Yes she does. That’s what I’m looking for.
Me: I’m sorry, but we do not sell books on the occult in this store.
Customer #3: And you call yourself a Christian?
And yet again . . .
Customer #4: Oh, this isn’t the insurance office?
Me: No. They moved across the street over a year ago.
Customer #4: Why?
Me: I don’t know.
Customer #4: This was a perfectly good location.
Me: Yes it was.
Customer #4: So now I have to walk across the street?
Me: I guess so.
Customer #4: It’s kind of inconvenient.
Me: I suggest you tell that to the insurance people.
Customer #4: I will! (and he stomped out)
Such is a day in the bookstore. Always a few who make life colorful!