Monday, August 22, 2011


I tried to sell a small pile of used books at the local used bookstore. The tubby, slow-moving guy at the cashier's desk went through my pile and flatly declared, "There's nothin' here that I need." He replaced the books in my cardboard box, then didn't look at me again as I said a cheery goodbye and exited.

The last time I was there, I think I met this guy's wife. She was a hell of a lot friendlier.



Elisson said...

Must've been your set of boshintang cookbooks that put him off. What a douche-bag.

Anne said...

Shouldn't have been a pile, Kevin. Presentation is all. :)

Maven said...

By the way, any books that you can't sell off, why not consider You can upload the books to your bookshelf, and if you're not interested in swapping them out for credits to then be used towards taking books off the shelves of other folks, you always can donate the credits to service people over seas, as I believe they have a program in place to do so. Just suggesting it, just in case you cannot find a suitable place to donate or sell the books, at least they can be put to good use.