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14 December 2004 @ 06:15 pm
Crappy Work Story  
A customer came in looking for a book for a two year old girl. "She loves birds. Do you have a picture book with birds in it?"

As I took her to the section, she explained that this was the youngest of three kids, and she didn't always get things just for her, most things being hand-me-downs. I gave her Lois Ehlert's 'Feathers for Lunch' and, because the kid is two and the book is brilliantly funny, Mo Willem's 'Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.'

"Oh, NO," the customer said to the latter. "No one has time to sit down and read to her." I whimpered. I actually whimpered. "Besides, the last thing this kid needs is more stimulation."

EXCUSE ME??????? She doesn't need someone reading to her because, oh, it might stimulate her mind and her imagination?

Well. Fuck you. And fuck the family that doesn't think that sitting down for five frelling minutes to read to a kid is worth it.
 
 
 
ckbhckbh on December 14th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
Grrrrrrrr
Bird on a Wing: Tied Handscaragana_leaves on December 14th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
Well. Fuck you. And fuck the family that doesn't think that sitting down for five frelling minutes to read to a kid is worth it.

*thumps fist on the table* HEAR HEAR!

... childhood without being read to... *joins whimpering*
meamgrimlock on December 14th, 2004 04:00 pm (UTC)
So basically she's looking for something to keep the kid out of her hair.

Something uniquely to keep that child out of her hair.

If she doesn't have time to read to the kid, then she probably doesn't have time to be bothered by the kids incessant insistance on spending time with mom!

It still kills me that you don't have to get a license to be a parent.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on December 14th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
"No one has time to sit down and read to her."

:( That's just not right. How can a parent not make a few minutes to read to their kid? I didn't always read a whole book to Kenny when he was younger, if it was a longer book we'd just do a chapter at night and continue the next night.
Goddessavhi on December 15th, 2004 08:50 am (UTC)
And these people actually reproduce...and reproduce often. :(
Vampcursevampcurse on December 15th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC)
Somebody get that women out of the gene pool!
Poor child. I hope her babysitter reads to her since no one else has time.
Angelosomnamscream on December 15th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
grrrrr
i will go over there and read to her myslef, i dont care how long it takes, every child should have a reading buddy.....wow that makes me reallllly sad