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Shreds April 6, 2006

Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
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OK, this is lazy. It’s really only an excuse to upload SOMETHING, anything, for the sake of republishing the blog and hoping I get an accidental couple of clicks from the ‘next blog’ button at a blog where someone writes about what classes they’re taking this semester and how sophomore Math really sucks.

But I thought this Japanese gent’s reaction at being asked to stop browsing magazines in 7-Eleven was rather classy. Went away, got a chainsaw, threatened to chop the staff to shreds, then left the chainsaw running and carried on reading till the police arrived. OK, an overreaction, perhaps, but I can’t help being a little bit sympathetic.

Perhaps this might be an appropriate time to tell you I have proof, almost, thanks to a test chez Bowleserised, that I am not an autist. Fuck, that’s a relief.

But whose side are you on? The (potential) shredder’s or the shreddees’?

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1. Geoff - April 6, 2006

Bah. Meanwhile the same test told me I am autistic. 34! Load of rubbish. Now let me get back to memorising that phone book…

2. daggi - April 6, 2006

I’ll sit on the fence with regard to this one. I have quite a lot of understanding with the man-with-chainsaw (at least he left it outside the shop), but I can also heavily sympathise with the very worried staff. I wonder if any of my customers are about to stab me sometimes, but happily I don’t think they have a chain saw in their inside coat pockets.

3. daggi - April 6, 2006

By the way, is this BBC malarkey on tonight as well?

4. Wyndham - April 6, 2006

Depends what he was reading. If it was a magazine like What Kitchen I’d be very disappointed and a definite over-reaction. If it was Heat Magazine, I’d say “Hats off to you, sir!”

5. Bowleserised - April 6, 2006

It’s not the BBC. *sigh*, and it’s not on tonight, nor next week because Radio Free will be in London watching the Rachel Corrie play and then drinking gin. It’s a Stammtisch and it’s irregular…
Having worked in a bookshop (last year) and being a dedicated browser I don’t know which side to come down on either. There was nearly a fight at our tills one Sunday because we couldn’t officially sell books until the clock struck 11. That was fun.

6. Bren - April 7, 2006

I’d like to be a customer in that store.

7. BiB - April 13, 2006

Geoff, I refuse to believe you are an autist, although your blog is, admittedly, a touch quiet. Get unautistic on that blog.

Bren, you awful chainsaw-rubbernecker, you! Is Melbourne still stunning you with its wonderful politeness?

B., Daggi, do I sense neither of you majorly recommends a career selling books? I’m still debating internally whether I should get a proper job one of these millennia.

Or Wynders, maybe I’ll come and join you eating stodgy breakfasts in Kentish Town in a nice, long early retirement…


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