Thursday, January 09, 2014

Books Are So Much More Interesting Than Guns

This is a new sticker on the window of my local Barnes & Noble, a store I worked at when it first opened over fifteen years ago.  I spend a lot of time in this store, and I can't believe they have to have a "no guns" sticker on the window.  It's a little creepy.

Other than the occasional group of weirdo teenagers walking through after the movies, this is a pretty quiet store, and it's in a good neighborhood.  The cafe is typically filled with old people, students, and people like me who just get a coffee to accompany their stack of magazines.

I don't really know what a sticker like this accomplishes.  I'm pretty sure the guy with the gun isn't going to say, "Oh, crap.  Did you see that sticker?  I can't go in there with this gun."  And unless they're frisking everyone who walks through the doors (which we weren't), how do they even know who has a gun?

Crap.  How am I going to concentrate on my magazines if I now have to look over my shoulder while I'm sipping my latte?

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2013:  Contemplating Broccoli Cheddar
2012: I’m Totally Contemplating Thievery
2011: Some People Are Just Fucking Nuts
2010: 7am In Beantown
2009: Eddie Taking A Moment To Enjoy Nature Friday
2008: Pull Up A Chair
2007: Brad Blows
2006: Expressly American
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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