Saturday, November 10, 2007

des causing a stir

So today was my last day at the bookstore. I quit not because of the throngs of screaming children, the unrecognized and pointless work, the low pay, or even because I was offered another job with better everything. No, I quit because apparently you can not wear jeans to work at the bookstore, even though (in the children's section, anyway) you spend a good portion of the day on the ground crawling around on your knees.

They probably mentioned something about it when I was hired, but who listens to all that drivel? I own one pair of jeans, and they are too big now (apparently I was fatter in CA than in NYC) and I only wear jeans to work once in a great while anyway.

But today I wore jeans. Here is my reasoning.
1) It's my last day - what are they gonna do, send me home before midnight? Gasp, no!
2) I was already wearing jeans for most of the day and wasn't gonna change at 4:45 so I could blah blah blah.

The most oft-asked question during the day (from coworkers. Otherwise it would be "can you help me find a book?") was "they didn't say anything about you wearing jeans?" with more than a hint of astonishment. My response was always "today is my last day, so I felt like wearing jeans and did." This was also met with astonishment and a "you got out of here!" kind of statement. I was like, yeah, I have this magical power that lets me get better jobs....

So anyway, if the bookstore people had lives, I wouldn't have been the talk of the town today.

10 comments:

SUEB0B said...

Good gosh, I would NEVER buy books from someone wearing jeans! What IS the world coming to?

super des said...

It's true. I'm sure not a single children's book was sold all night.

mar said...

yay for last days!
i always said 'what are they gonna do? fire me?' on the last day/week if i did something that wasn't protocol.

super des said...

I also say that. It's so much fun.
Sometimes I say it when it's not my last week, and I've never been fired yet, so I must be doing something right ;)

Suzanne said...

OK, I love that you can have pink hair and work there but god forbid you wear jeans. That might give customers the wrong idea.

Suzanne said...

Mar, I say that too. When I wanted to quit my awful nonprofit job, I kept doing things that I should not and saying, "So fire me," hoping that they would. (Every time I tried to quit, they refused to accept my resignation. The whole thing was fucked up.)

super des said...

Well jeans can be misinterpreted in so many ways, not like pink hair.

flutter said...

I mean jeans?! AND BOOKS!? I don't get it, oy my brain!!!

super des said...

You don't want to mix those two... it could cause a massive explosion.

MsLittlePea said...

You filthy thing! Wearing jeans! How could you?! What is the world coming to when you have to go to the damn bookstore and people are in there wearing jeans!? It makes me want to just puke! :O)

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