Tuesday, April 24, 2012

That Awkward Moment...

When your manager accidentally refers to the clearance cart as the "hell cart" within earshot of a customer.

Yes, the clearance cart is less than affectionately referred to as the hell cart. It's a sloppy, awful mess with merchandise at bottom-barrel prices. The cart sits outside the store to attract people inside, so we're constantly running out to drag it in when it starts to rain. People show clearance items even less respect than they do normal items, so things are frequently stolen, broken, or just generally screwed up. Oh, and the wheels usually don't work.

Therefore, hell cart.

It's one of those things you'd probably never hear about unless you work in a bookstore... or unless you happened to be that customer. My manager's look of shock was hilarious.

Consider this your special, behind-the-scenes look into bookshelver lingo.

You're welcome.

Do you have a funny work story to share? Is there something you'd like me to talk about in a later post regarding working at a bookstore?