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October 30th, 2007


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pharaoh_katt
03:53 pm - People Are Stupid.
Hello. I am Katt, and this is my first post.

I work in a sci-fi/fantasy bookstore, so I deal with nerds and geeks on a regular basis. What I'm not used to dealing with is idiots. However, I still get the occasional "Do you sell self-help books" comment, or the odd person asking for directions. This was such an occasion.

Here is the actual transcript from an actual conversation I had with some random today at work:

Random: "Where is the ABC shop?"
Me: "Down the end, take the escalator up one level" *points*
Random: "where abouts?"
Me: "The end of the hall" *points again*
Random: "Which end?"
Me: "That end" *points again* "Take the escalator up one level. It's on the left."
Random "How many floors?"
Me: "One"
Random: "Just one?"
Me: "Yes."

Damn it, what is with the stupid? Was I not clear? Were my instructions somehow translated into a different language? The only way I could have made myself more clear would be to hold her hand and take her there myself.
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From:sumnakdchick
Date:January 29th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)

people in glass houses..

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you know... if you work in a sci-fi/fantasy bookstore, YOU ARE ALSO A NERD AND A GEEK.
Break out of the mold and don't propagate the normie idea that the intelligent and creative (aka nerds and geeks) are somehow sub par.
From:pharaoh_katt
Date:January 30th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)

Re: people in glass houses..

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I never said that nerds and/or geeks were sub par. I said I was used to dealing with nerds and geeks, since that's our client base. The idiot I was referring to wasn't a nerd/geek, not even a customer. Just an idiot. And yes, I'm a geek, and dating a geek. The comment about dealing with nerds and geeks was merely used to state that the idiot was not the type of person I met on a regular basis. I'm not sure how you managed to misinterpret my post so entirely, but you have. Re-read, and then get back to me.
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From:liddle_oldman
Date:May 2nd, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)

Don't even ask me how I ended up here!

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*snort*

Industrial Strength not paying attention! Combined with a heaping helping of The Stupid.

I was going to ask if you worked at a particular store in Cambridge, Ma, which sort of fits the physical description -- but I see you work as far away from Cambridge as it's possible to get.

So -- up the hall, you say?

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