Another story sent in by Jessica:

“I had a gentleman come up to me asking about books on wood fire stoves. After much digging in our system, I told him we didn’t seem to have any in store and offered to order a few in. He declined and I asked if there was anything else I could help him with. I kid you not, without a blink he responds “Yeah, could you show me where your True Crime section is?”
I don’t know what was better – my look of terror or watching him slowly realize what just happened.”

People have odd interests for sure and nothing much comes from most of them. But seeing certain combinations of those interests be purchased or ordered or searched for can lead to an imagination going into panic mode and desperately searching for a coworker to stand a little closer than comfort allows just to feel safe.

Thanks for the email, Jessica!!