Saturday, January 20, 2007

Borders Patrol

This one's for lovers of the amusingly appropriate ...

I was browsing in a bookshop this morning when I overheard a customer in conversation with a helpful shop assistant. Seems the lady was after a particular volume, but while the store computer showed that there was a copy in stock, it wasn't on the shelf where it should have been.

'It must have "walked out on its own",' the staff member opined. 'We actually get quite a lot of that in this section.'

And the section of the store where sticky-fingered bibliophiles apparently prefer to hang out?

Self Help.


Blogger The Zinc Stoat said...

Perhaps you could suggest they introduce some books on overcoming kleptomania?

9:54 PM  
Blogger Pete Kempshall said...

Good plan, but who'd produce the books? No publisher's going to see a profit in a volume with a target audience that's more likely to nick it than buy it ;)

Then again, it'd be amusing to see people pinch the book, read it, then feel irresistibly compelled to put it back afterwards.

11:11 PM  

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