Hey, Cheeky Monkeys
A blog about: Being a Disgruntled Bookseller • Books • Bookselling • Bookstores • Customers (and why I sometimes hate them) • Cow-workers • Other stuff
As I say, I received 498 copies of this message. Four hundred and ninety eight. Yay! Someone has a new hobby!
Subject: All Booksellers Must Shelve MY way!
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 21:47:35 -0700 (PDT)
Well, Lisa my darling, I LOVED your post about me!
I admit, you're right that shelving books is not trivial at a Big
Bookstore; however, your obsession with your little cart seems a bit over
the top, even for a control freak. I feel pity for you -- harboring such
animosity towards the world almost always signals a serious emotional
problem. Did you ever notice how the shelving gets done every day, even
when your colleagues don't follow your supposedly "superior" method?
Did you think that you were a manager for some oddball reason, with
authority to tell people what to do? Could your emotional brinksmanship
hinge on the fact that you realize that YOU'RE a "COW"-worker like the
others, only in girth and not in herd mentality?
Who knows? And now that you're home sweet gone, who cares?
Cheers! It's been great!
P.S. Perhaps if you relaxed with the obessessive tallying of relative
hours at said Big Bookstore you might not need a "substitute for the
um, just to clear up the air here.... eresh... did u really quit big bookstore? and, if not, are u still keeping this blog?
A mature, thoughtful message to be sure.
Subject: So sorry you were fired Lisa *, but, well, you ARE a slovenly fatbody...
Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 23:12:42 -0700 (PDT)
You poor thing, now you're a disgruntled EX-bookseller.
Ah, the satisfaction that everyone at Big Bookstore is now rejoicing at your eagerly-awaited departure! Your anal obsession with something as trivial as SHELVING is pathetic and childish. It's so sad that someone telling you that she has no intention on following idiotic mandates from a non-manager propels you to such a lowly state of cyber-rage.
By the way, Weight Watchers is an excellent program that you might want to look into before you have a heart attack, you unsightly spinster.
P.S. Maybe now you can get a life on those previously lonely Friday and Saturday nights! Well, then again, you ARE Lisa * and not especially charming...
Dear Lisa *,
Twenty-Nothing Cunty McSmartass here. Thought you'd post something about me on your bitchy little blog.
The fact that I work there forty hours a week means that I spend almost as much time as Border's as I do at home, which kind of makes it a second home. No matter how long you have worked there, your part-time status means that you are merely a former tenant, an unfortunate visitor in our (the larger staff's) home. In our home, the way that we shelve is decidedly different from your--yes, inefficient--method of shelving, despite your indignant declaration that "this is the way we've always done it." Which clearly is not true, not only from my personal knowledge, but the fact that you posted a diagram of how you want the book cart to look, indicating that you were upset at how things were being done even before I got there (for the record, I've been there for four months, not two).
I love working at Border's. The staff, even on their bad days, are smart, competent, hard-working, and largely delightful people. Despite your protestations and commentary to the contrary, the store functions just fine in the eighty-six hours of the week that you are not there.