You know what sucks about having a part time job? It gets in the way of my
blogging family time. That and I have a disaster of a house come Monday morning.
Having said that, I think I’m going to quit the bookstore. It doesn’t make sense for me to be driving all the way into the city when I could get a job in the smaller communities closer to home. Plus, I guess I’ve really become a country girl because I’m just not used to the traffic! By the time I get to work after driving through the city on a Friday night during rush hour I’m frazzled and twitchy.
I do enjoy dealing with the customers. Helping someone find the one book their looking for can feel really good. Especially when they say things like:
“Oh!! You’re such a sweet heart!” or “I love you! Thank-you, I could NEVER have found this on my own”.
Some people, however, come in with the funniest requests. Like the lady who said that Oprah was talking about a book where all you eat is green food and did we have it. I asked, of course, if she knew anything about the title or author, but she didn’t. It was on OPRAH, she replied. (As if that’s enough for me to find the book.) While I was doing a search on the computer entitled “green food” she said it two more times. “It-was-on-O-prahhhhh”. I simply said: “I-heard-you. Unfortunately there isn’t a category in the store just for Oprah”.
I had another guy come up to me holding a computer book, and ask:
“Is this book about programming?”
“Uhhh. Well, lets’ see.”
So I look at the book and notice the title: Computer Programming.
“Hmmmm. Well, I’m pretty sure it would be, sir.” As I run my finger along the title.
“Okay. Thanks”, he says and walks off.
And two or three times a day you have someone ask:
“I’m looking for a book. I think it’s called…um…The – uh – Secret? Have you ever heard of that?”
A conveniently placed sign would solve that issue. 🙂
I’ll miss working there because it was fun, but for the money I was being paid, it just doesn’t make sense. I underestimated how much of a pain the drive would be.
Ah well, so, I’m back in part-time job hunting hell.
Unless, I convince Adrian that I don’t need to work outside the home at all! Now THAT would be great. 🙂