AmeCon & Steam: Senshibaka
I used to work in a high street shoe shop. It had a kids department and one day the management decided to see how I’d handle customer complaints. Long story short, I was the supervisor in the kids dept. for a day.
A woman came in with her 2 toddlers and a relatively new-born child. After dragging a staff-member out from the stockroom to fit the shoes. After a little while, the woman checks her watch and and catches my eye
“Excuse me? Would it be okay if I feed Joey here?”. She emphasised the ‘feed’ so I had an idea of what she meant. I asked her how she would mean to do it and she smiled and grabbed a large, wide-weave poncho from her bag. She told me that she drapes it over herself to allow her son to feed from inside. I saw no problem with it and held Joey whilst she arranged herself (Little fella didn’t like me much).
She carries on with her business with Joey feeding under the poncho. Another woman comes downstairs and I greet her as usual. She rounds the corner and as soon as she claps eyes on the breast-feeding scenario, she turned to me and started yelling.
“You can’t let her do that here!”
“And why not madam? It’s only natural” I felt like flying off the handle but I kept cool
“What if the blanket was to fall off? She’d be exposing her breast to everyone in the room!”
“Madam, as much as I could argue about this with you the whole day, if you continue to make a fuss about it, I will have to ask you to leave.”
“I’ll be back with my husband! He wont like this!”. She stormed off back up the stairs, the manager comes down after hearing the shouting. I explained to him what had happened and he said that he will handle the complaint if there was one. I was in the right.
Shouty customer comes back later (The other woman left a few minutes after the ordeal) with husband in tow. Wife points in my direction and the husband walks over to me
“You the one who made my wife leave?”
I’m currently scared out of my wits because the man is 6’3” and built like Thor but I manage an answer. “Yes I am but I had good reason”
He then said “I know” and shook my hand and left. His wife spluttered as she tried to ask him what just happened and he turned around to her and said “for once in your life you’ve left a shoe shop without buying anything. If I can’t shake the hand of the man who did that, I don’t know what I can do”
That concludes story time with George
I like story time with George.
George is the best story-teller.
ahahaha oh my god that’s brilliant
I think this is the kind of message that needs to be promoted in libraries and bookstores as of late:One of my friends, we shall call her V for the purpose of this story encouraged a new friend of hers, M, to visit the library. M used to read when she was younger but had since fallen away, and lost her confidence a bit - she wasn’t always a strong reader in school but she loved fantasy and sci-fi books.
Anyway, they arrived at the library and V decided to give her some suggestions for books, she took books not only from the adult section but also the children’s section as well - this included books like Warrior Singer, His Dark Materials and Harry Potter collections. M was delighted with her new reading books and took them to the counter to issue them out. At which point the librarian looked at her pile and peevishly said ‘aren’t you a bit old to be reading THOSE books?’ - M was distrught and embrassed, declined the books and returned them to the shelves and walked out of the library with nothing, she probably won’t go again.
V was very angry, as all her hard work had been ruined and M had lost the confidence to pick out books…
This story made me very angry and upset, particulary as I am a librarian myself. I never, EVER question readers who take out children’s books on an adult card.
I read a lot of children’s literature myself, I am also a children’s librarian—so it is part of my job of my job to know what is in, but I was doing it long before that, and I choose stuff I am interested in - not just because it is my job. I don’t see why adults have to stick to ADULT BOOKS, while there are plenty of good adult novels I kind of feel those who strictly remain at one side of the bookshop are missing out.
Thankfully, books like Harry Potter have made children’s fiction more acceptable. I just hope that librarian dosen’t posion anyone else.
Becoming Twilight Sparkle
Me having my hair done for my Twilight Sparkle cosplay for Amecon 2012. It took 3 and half hours.Cut , wash , bleached and then painted with deep purple blood red and then BR4 (from the hairdressers book).
And a little dent in my bank account.
I’m really tired of hearing “I have nothing against gay people BUT I think they shouldn’t be allowed to have kids.”
That’s one big motherfucking “but” after “nothing against”.
It’s like saying “Don’t take this the wrong way but your baby is fucking ugly.”
Anyway, I’ve found some pictures of celebrities who belong to LGBT community with kids. I mean it’s obvious that they shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near kids. (note the sarcasm)
Also there prob better parents to boot then most anti gay parents