My last customer tonight, a nice young guy who has been in my store several times, was telling me about this sci fi store here in town that makes custom light sabers. He was all excited that he was going to get one similar to the one Obi Wan used (from Star Wars for the three of you reading this that don't know who Obi Wan is - that's right I'm looking at you Sierra!). That's cool for what it is, but not somethiing I feel the need to own (I didn't share that thought with him) and I thanked him for sharing this info.
After he selected some books and was at the counter to pay for them he told me that the weapon I should have is a soul reaper. I had heard of that, but couldn't place it so I asked him what that was from. He said it was from Supernatural and I said "Oh yeah, that's one of my wife's favorite shows, I watch that sometimes and the episodes I've seen this season have been really good." He then paid for his purchases, I thanked him and then it was time to close the store for the night.
Now I'm wondering how many other people, friends, customers there are that think I should have a soul reaper? I'm sure this customer wasn't implying anything derogatory by saying I should have a soul reaper, but really do I look like a guy that should have a soul reaper and in my line of work when would I ever need such a weapon!? All in all a good way to close my work day and I really do love my job and customers (and I hope no one thinks I'm making fun of a customer by sharing this, I just wanted to share an experience of what comic store workers encounter soemtimes - and no this isn't a typical interaction).
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