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Thu, 17 Dec 2009


I, being Teh Dumb, left it too late to by Christmas pressies online, so had to visit shops. I gather that there are people who visit shops regularly throughout the year, and I wonder why. To buy three books and a toy took something like three hours. To buy three books and a toy using proper websites takes less than ten minutes. How many billions of hours are wasted in the UK alone by the continued existence of obsolete shops? And in the 21st century, there's far more choice, so I wouldn't have had to make do with buying stuff that wasn't quite what I wanted. I'd forgotten just how piss-poor normal bookshops are.

But far worse was having to deal with the sort of people who work in shops. You'd think that they'd do their best to serve you quickly, but no, they prefer to play on their computers instead of doing their fucking jobs. And when they do deign to notice you, they don't actually pay attention. I tried to buy some Bluetooth headphones. "Do you want them with wires?" was what one idiot asked me. Others, on divining that I wanted to use them with my phone, tried to sell me mono earpieces for making phone calls, and others tried to sell me those silly things that you stuff in your ears and not actually WHAT I ASKED FOR.

Fucking cretins. Why do people put up with them?

Posted at 23:36 by David Cantrell
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Because lots of stuff can't be bought on line yet. Remember to make the most money out of selling their Chinese made tat the shop owner pays the lowest wage possible to the least trained person possible...

Posted by Adam on Fri, 18 Dec 2009 at 19:42:54

I'd guess that people put up with them because they are Teh Dumb and don't order online in time ? :-p

Posted by vegiVamp on Sat, 19 Dec 2009 at 14:49:26

I like real bookshops. I use them whenever I can because I want them to continue to exist. The thing I like most about them is that they can sell me things I didn't know I wanted (or would have forgotten I wanted), far more effectively than Amazon could manage even after I spent some years and more thousands of pounds buying only from them.

Real shops are teh suck near Christmas, though.

Posted by Dr Rick on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 at 22:48:44

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