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14 December 2004 @ 05:49 pm
Cool Work Story  
While I was racing about like a madwoman at the mad-busy bookstore this morning, my manager paged me. "Are you available to help a customer? She asked for you by name."

I was available, for a wonder, so I waddled to the front of the store to do my best. An elegantly dressed older woman was waiting. "You helped me last Christmas," she said. "I stopped in on Friday, but you weren't here." Yes, she made a seperate trip to come back on a day I was working. Apparently, I'd recommended an author for her son, an executive at Apple who happens to like SciFi. Now, I don't read a lot of SciFi, but apparently I gave her Connie Willis' 'To Say Nothing of the Dog.' No surprise, really. I adore Connie Willis. Muchly.

Apparently, I made a good choice. He loved it. So much, in fact, that he went out and bought 'Doomsday Book.'

So, I sold her 'Impossible Things' and a copy of Jerome K. Jerome's 'Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)' because 1. it's really funny and 2. there was a nice symmetry to that.

That just made my day.
I feel: bouncydelighted
yami_shadows on December 14th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC)
That's lovely. You must be the most charismatic book-seller ever- like Howl selling flowers in Howl's Moving Castle. *grin*
moileaflette on December 14th, 2004 04:22 pm (UTC)
I sold the entire Princess Diaries series in border's the other day- and I haven't even read them; nor do I work at borders. >)
yami_shadows on December 14th, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's mad skillz.

I once sold the Dark Materials series to a customer, last year. I was 14. She was CONVINCED I worked there, but didn't want to admit it. It was very strange.