So anyway I was behind the registers today and I decided that I would out-happy anyone who tried to be rude to me. It totally worked. When people got all uppity about having to donate 10c to Coastcare before they could get a plastic bag I would give them this manic smile =D with the crazy-eyes O.O and they would just be like whatever and wouldn't complain.
Then Ellie (who is one of the full-time children's book specialists at my work) walked past me with a book of typographical tattoos.
"Ellie!" I said, "Ellie what is that book?!"
"It is a book of typographical tattoos!"
"May I read that book PLEASE?!"
"YES YOU MAY BECAUSE IT IS VERY AWESOME"
I stood there behind the registers for a bit and marvelled.
Later, because we were feeling rebellious/wanted to improve our product knowledge, my coworker Kim and I had a chat about books that had different sorts of typefaces and odd layouts. Then we found them and showed them to each other. Then she saw the interrobang tattoo and was like YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GET THAT.
All this put me in a euphoric sort of mood so every time a customer would come near I would try and spread the interrobang spirit. I think I was pretty successful.
I'm doing it all over again tomorrow.
Um, I have a few things to blog about in the next few days:
- Role models
- Derek Webb
Recommendation: The Thirteen and a Half Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers. It's my favourite book out of, like, all the books. It's also one of those books that use different sorts of typography to better convey the story. It's about a blue bear who wakes up one day nestled in a nutshell floating in an ocean. Then some minipirates adopt him and teach him how to talk, then he gets stranded on an island of ghosts who feed off his tears... it's just the greatest book in the world okay?