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alexlannin
06-12-2005, 10:21 AM
So a mom came in today with her son, who wanted to get his friend Ultimate Spiderman Volume 1 for his birthday. They looked around, I found them the book after I asked if they were looking for anything. The mom then said, "why don't we just get him that toy?" The kid was disappointed, and they left.
:frustrat:

Patton
06-12-2005, 10:24 AM
So a mom came in today with her son, who wanted to get his friend Ultimate Spiderman Volume 1 for his birthday. They looked around, I found them the book after I asked if they were looking for anything. The mom then said, "why don't we just get him that toy?" The kid was disappointed, and they left.
:frustrat:
:furious:

Blandy vs Terrorism
06-12-2005, 10:28 AM
Let me guess...the toy was less expensive?

alexlannin
06-12-2005, 10:29 AM
Let me guess...the toy was less expensive?
I don't know, I should have stated, they didn't buy the toy from me, they left to buy it elsewhere.

Shannon Chenoweth
06-12-2005, 10:39 AM
Yeah, that's education for our youth right there.

RC

Queen of the Ban Age
06-12-2005, 10:41 AM
My 14 year old sister got Runaways Vol 1 and Mary Jane for her birthday. She asked for manga. :D

Of course she reads everything she can get her hands on. Runs in the family.

alexlannin
06-12-2005, 10:44 AM
My 14 year old sister got Runaways Vol 1 and Mary Jane for her birthday. She asked for manga. :D

Of course she reads everything she can get her hands on. Runs in the family.
I don't doubt that this birthday boy would have enjoyed it, it just saddens me that the mom didn't see that. And it's not about buying from me, if she'd said, oh, we can go get it cheaper at Barnes and Noble, I would've understood.

Olivier E.
06-12-2005, 10:44 AM
we're so doomed :hulk:

Queen of the Ban Age
06-12-2005, 10:46 AM
I don't doubt that this birthday boy would have enjoyed it, it just saddens me that the mom didn't see that. And it's not about buying from me, if she'd said, oh, we can go get it cheaper at Barnes and Noble, I would've understood.

You should have yelled "You're promoting ignorance!" as she walked out the door.

BriRedfern
06-12-2005, 10:46 AM
we're so doomed :hulk:


:no:

we're so doomed :drdoom: = :thumb:

alexlannin
06-12-2005, 10:47 AM
You should have yelled "You're promoting ignorance!" as she walked out the door.
I'd probably have to hand her a dictionary with ignorance highlighted though. :)

Dannñ B
06-12-2005, 10:48 AM
Jee whiz.

Patton
06-12-2005, 10:49 AM
I'd probably have to hand her a dictionary with ignorance highlighted though. :)
:rofl:

V-Man
06-12-2005, 10:49 AM
You should have punched that bitch for being so fucking dumb.

NickT
06-12-2005, 10:50 AM
You should have yelled "You're promoting ignorance!" as she walked out the door.
Considering he doesn't know the situation, that could be rude :)

BriRedfern
06-12-2005, 10:59 AM
You should have punched that bitch for being so fucking dumb.

Like this :Punch: ?

Patton
06-12-2005, 11:03 AM
Like this :Punch: ?
you like those a lot dontcha?

BriRedfern
06-12-2005, 11:05 AM
you like those a lot dontcha?

Only when bored.

And yes, I do like the punch one. I find it is a) cathartic and b) keeps my wife pretty.

:bansign:

Queen of the Ban Age
06-12-2005, 11:06 AM
Considering he doesn't know the situation, that could be rude :)

But oh-so satisfying. :D

Angel of Distraction
06-12-2005, 11:08 AM
To the mom and everyone like her: As Spider Jerusalem said, I hate you all.

Patton
06-12-2005, 11:09 AM
Only when bored.

And yes, I do like the punch one. I find it is a) cathartic and b) keeps my wife pretty.

:bansign:
:ecstatic:

Shwicaz
06-12-2005, 11:30 AM
So a mom came in today with her son, who wanted to get his friend Ultimate Spiderman Volume 1 for his birthday. They looked around, I found them the book after I asked if they were looking for anything. The mom then said, "why don't we just get him that toy?" The kid was disappointed, and they left.
:frustrat:


Weird. I had a couple come in today. the guy was picking up all his books all over the store, leaving his female companion just standing there.

I purposely approached her, as the guy seemed to know what he was doing. I asked her if I could help her find something specific, or steer her in the right direction.

She was sort of shy, and said she was fine. A minute later, I heard her talking to her man saying 'help me find a book to read. You always have your stuff to read..."

His answer?

"No. You're not allowed."

WTF?

So, i ran behind the counter and gave her the free promo copy of Ex Machina #1. I told her it doesn't cost a thing if she doesn't like it, but if she does, be sure to come back and let me know, and I would take care of her.

She smiled and was very appreciative. As they were leaving I said "Be sure to come back and let me know what you thought of it, good or bad."

She said 'I will.'

So, even though I didn't 'sell' her something, I think I did my job.

:-D

alexlannin
06-12-2005, 11:31 AM
Weird. I had a couple come in today. the guy was picking up all his books all over the store, leaving his female companion just standing there.

I purposely approached her, as the guy seemed to know what he was doing. I asked her if I could help her find something specific, or steer her in the right direction.

She was sort of shy, and said she was fine. A minute later, I heard her talking to her man saying 'help me find a book to read. You always have your stuff to read..."

His answer?

"No. You're not allowed."

WTF?

So, i ran behind the counter and gave her the free promo copy of Ex Machina #1. I told her it doesn't cost a thing if she doesn't like it, but if she does, be sure to come back and let me know, and I would take care of her.

She smiled and was very appreciative. As they were leaving I said "Be sure to come back and let me know what you thought of it, good or bad."

She said 'I will.'

So, even though I didn't 'sell' her something, I think I did my job.

:-D

Man, I love doing shit like that. I hope she leaves that guy.

Angel of Distraction
06-12-2005, 11:36 AM
Weird. I had a couple come in today. the guy was picking up all his books all over the store, leaving his female companion just standing there.

I purposely approached her, as the guy seemed to know what he was doing. I asked her if I could help her find something specific, or steer her in the right direction.

She was sort of shy, and said she was fine. A minute later, I heard her talking to her man saying 'help me find a book to read. You always have your stuff to read..."

His answer?

"No. You're not allowed."

WTF?

So, i ran behind the counter and gave her the free promo copy of Ex Machina #1. I told her it doesn't cost a thing if she doesn't like it, but if she does, be sure to come back and let me know, and I would take care of her.

She smiled and was very appreciative. As they were leaving I said "Be sure to come back and let me know what you thought of it, good or bad."

She said 'I will.'

So, even though I didn't 'sell' her something, I think I did my job.

:-D

There's something missing in this story. Where is the part where you beat the guy with a Thanos statue?

Patton
06-12-2005, 11:38 AM
There's something missing in this story. Where is the part where you beat the guy with a Thanos statue?
yes. where is that part.

Patton
06-12-2005, 11:38 AM
So, even though I didn't 'sell' her something, I think I did my job.

:-D


You did.

all of comics thanks you.

ihategravity
06-12-2005, 02:12 PM
Great job Shwicaz.
I've been trying to get my wife into reading anything ever since I've been with her. The only thing she ever liked was Kevin Smith's Daredevil. She hates anything Bendis has done, including DD, and USM.

joeAR
06-12-2005, 02:18 PM
Great job Shwicaz.
I've been trying to get my wife into reading anything ever since I've been with her. The only thing she ever liked was Kevin Smith's Daredevil. She hates anything Bendis has done, including DD, and USM.


She doesn't even like Powers!?

ihategravity
06-12-2005, 02:21 PM
She doesn't even like Powers!?

Nope. She finds it offensive with the nudity, and swearing . :-?

joeAR
06-12-2005, 02:23 PM
Nope. She finds it offensive with the nudity, and swearing . :-?


She finds nudity and swearing offensive? How do you talk and have sex?

ihategravity
06-12-2005, 02:25 PM
My wife is very strange. She doesn't think that cartoons should swear, and is against nearly all forms of pornography :roll: . However, she LOVES Stewie on Family Guy.

I don't understand her sometimes.

joeAR
06-12-2005, 02:27 PM
My wife is very strange. She doesn't think that cartoons should swear. However, she LOVES Stewie on Family Guy.

I don't understand her sometimes.


You still haven't answered the sex question. :wink:

ihategravity
06-12-2005, 02:33 PM
You still haven't answered the sex question. :wink:

Well if you really need to know, we have sex with our clothes on, and we say things like "now I'm going to you know...put my thing in your thing..." ;)

Garra
06-12-2005, 02:43 PM
My wife is very strange. She doesn't think that cartoons should swear, and is against nearly all forms of pornography :roll: . However, she LOVES Stewie on Family Guy.

I don't understand her sometimes.

does any man REALLY understand his wife or any other woman?

I just stumble thru the day smiling and nodding at my wife, looking for oppurtunities to have sex with her.

cant complain, its a good life :happy:

Mylazycat
06-12-2005, 02:50 PM
My wife is very strange. She doesn't think that cartoons should swear, and is against nearly all forms of pornography :roll: . However, she LOVES Stewie on Family Guy.

I don't understand her sometimes.

You speak for all men.

DigiEmissary
06-12-2005, 02:55 PM
Weird. I had a couple come in today. the guy was picking up all his books all over the store, leaving his female companion just standing there.

I purposely approached her, as the guy seemed to know what he was doing. I asked her if I could help her find something specific, or steer her in the right direction.

She was sort of shy, and said she was fine. A minute later, I heard her talking to her man saying 'help me find a book to read. You always have your stuff to read..."

His answer?

"No. You're not allowed."

WTF?

So, i ran behind the counter and gave her the free promo copy of Ex Machina #1. I told her it doesn't cost a thing if she doesn't like it, but if she does, be sure to come back and let me know, and I would take care of her.

She smiled and was very appreciative. As they were leaving I said "Be sure to come back and let me know what you thought of it, good or bad."

She said 'I will.'

So, even though I didn't 'sell' her something, I think I did my job.

:-D

My reply to this was going to be "you dog," but then i remembered who posted it. :p

joeAR
06-12-2005, 02:57 PM
Weird. I had a couple come in today. the guy was picking up all his books all over the store, leaving his female companion just standing there.

I purposely approached her, as the guy seemed to know what he was doing. I asked her if I could help her find something specific, or steer her in the right direction.

She was sort of shy, and said she was fine. A minute later, I heard her talking to her man saying 'help me find a book to read. You always have your stuff to read..."

His answer?

"No. You're not allowed."

WTF?

So, i ran behind the counter and gave her the free promo copy of Ex Machina #1. I told her it doesn't cost a thing if she doesn't like it, but if she does, be sure to come back and let me know, and I would take care of her.

She smiled and was very appreciative. As they were leaving I said "Be sure to come back and let me know what you thought of it, good or bad."

She said 'I will.'

So, even though I didn't 'sell' her something, I think I did my job.

:-D


You did exactly that