Good morning, Duckies!!
So yesterday at work, I had a very strange series of conversations…
Me: Thank you for calling The Book Shop! This is Emelie.
Older Woman: Yes, Hi! Is Michael there?
Me: Oh, I’m sorry. He doesn’t work here anymore.
OW: I’m sorry?
Me: He no longer works here. He quit about a year ago.
OW: But… he just called me this morning to tell me that my book is in…
Me: He did?
OW: Yes! And I thought it was odd because I picked that book up weeks ago…
Me: Was it a voicemail?
Me: You actually spoke to him?
OW: Yes! We spoke this morning!
Me: Hm… well this is a mystery.
So, I took down her information and confirmed that she did, in fact, pick up the book in question a few weeks ago. I told her that I’d call her back if I found anything out, but otherwise, to just pretend like this whole thing never happened, which she was more than happy to do.
Me: Was Michael here this morning?
My Boss: No…
Me: You’re sure?
Me: He didn’t come in to pick up a book and then… just started working? He does that, you know.
Boss: Yeah, he does do that… but I never saw him this morning.
Me: This is so weird! It’s like that ghost story where the guy meets a girl and they go out on a lovely date, and then after he drives her home, he realizes that she left her sweater in his car. Being the gentleman that he is he drives back to go return the sweater, right?
My boss was staring at me with… perplexity at this moment.
Me: But then, when he gets to her house, he knocks on the door and this old lady answers. The guy is all “Hi! Is Betsy here?” and the old lady goes – and this is when I did my best old lady voice – “Betsy’s been dead for ten years!” …DUN DUN DUNNNN!!!!
At this point, my boss was cracking up and staring… past me… so then I turned around and realized that there was an elderly man standing right behind me. He had been looking through our bestsellers, but he was very clearly having a hard time keeping it together after listening to the crazy bookseller imitate old ladies in ghost stories…
So… I politely asked if I could help him find anything, which he politely refused. So I ran away to another part of the store.
Fortunately, I made my boss’s day with all of that, so points for me, right? Yay!
In other news…
I’ve auditioned for Blogger Idol! I know. This is so exciting! Hopefully I’ll make it into the final 12 and then you’ll all totally vote for me, right?
Okay, good. 🙂
Anyway, this morning is not only awesome because of the audition, but it’s also awesome because I woke up to a tweet informing me that I’m on “Where Bloggers Blog!” You should totally go check out this blog if you haven’t already. I often go to it when I’m daydreaming about having a real desk in a real writing studio instead of this:
It’s probably one of the coolest tumblrs I’ve seen in a really long time.
Anyway, have a wonderful weekend, Duckies!! See you on Monday!