Reader's Digest International - - Bonus Read - From Foot­notes from the World’s Great­est Book­stores by Bob Eck­stein

Jerry Se­in­feld once said, A book­store is one of the only pieces of phys­i­cal ev­i­dence we have that peo­ple are still think­ing. Th­ese book­store em­ploy­ees might dis­agree. A cus­tomer said she was look­ing for a book. She couldn’t re­mem­ber the ti­tle, au­thor, or plot. “But,” she said, “the cover is red.”

Submitted by JU­LIA SCHORR, via Face­book I was at the in­for­ma­tion desk when a cus­tomer said, “Hi, you have a phone call for me?”

“I beg your par­don?” I said. “Over the in­ter­com—I heard it! You said, ‘Mike, you have a phone call on line one!’”

“Sir, that’s our store man­ager’s name. We were let­ting him know he had a phone call.”

The cus­tomer walked away very dis­ap­pointed.

Source: no­tal­

We re­ceived a let­ter from a woman who wanted us to know that she had placed her fa­ther’s ashes in var­i­ous nooks and cran­nies through­out our po­etry room. She said it was her fa­ther’s fa­vorite place in the world and she was com­forted by know­ing he was there.

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