Sunday, May 31, 2009

helpful hints for bookstore customers, part 2

Telling me how you fear that you might die before George RR Martin finishes his next book is of no interest to me whatsoever. There isn't anything I can do about it, and since I haven't read any of them, I don't know what you're talking about when you start making long and involved references to characters in the book.

Trying to debate the organization of the store on etymological terms will only irritate me. Trying to describe your own plan for how books should be shelved, which distinctions of genre and subject you would make, is something that you should take up with someone else. No, we don't have a biography section.

Also, lamenting the fact that we don't carry obscure mathematical and philosophical texts is mostly tiresome. Once again, I usually don't know what you're talking about. I am, indeed, ignorant. Please inquire at the nearest university.

Thank you,
Me

2 comments:

damiengwalter said...

I think the fear is that George himself might die before the next book...oops...sorry K.

Karla said...

I have never been to your fine bookstore, or to San Francisco, for that matter, but I am an uptight biatch with too much time on my hands, and I would like to submit my 43,856 page treatise on how I would reshelve your stock if I were Queen of the World. To whom might I submit my magnum opus?

Okay, that's all silliness except for the parts about never having been to SanFran and having too much time on my hands.