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oh my gosh so i was at the comic book store and this lady walks in and she asks “um, do you have anything with batman in it?” and the store clerk looks at her disbelivingly for one second and then he says, “yeah, um, hang on let me check.” and walks away.
I’ve had this post in my drafts all day, and I still have no idea what to say about it. Not to the OP reporting it but about that clerk. Why would you do this? Was the woman nervous? Was this her first time in a comic store? Was she buying a present for someone who loves comics but doesn’t know anything more than that? Why would you (as a clerk) think that it was a good idea to drive away a paying customer? That instead of letting her exchange money for products, even if she’s clueless, it was a good idea to hide until she went away? Why would you do this?
I think those of us who spend a lot of time in comic shops, and who have the pleasure of going to great shops with great people where you can have great conversations about everything from Steampunk to Nigerian Politics (shout out to the Millenia Coliseum of Comics!) tend to forget that comic shops are really intimidating places. They’re intimidating the way garages are, for people who weren’t raised on cars. They’re intimidating the way sports stores are the first time runner.
And yes, Batman is a really recognizable character. The idea that a comic shop wouldn’t have anything with Batman in it—what are there, like 20 Bat titles now?—is just as silly as the idea that a sports store wouldn’t have running shoes. BUT. If you don’t know anything about sports stores and you’re simply not sure, then it’s not stupid to ask. And if you’re standing at a wall of comics and there are a ton of colors and characters and names of publishers and you just don’t know where to start, then it’s not stupid to ask.
I said it to Nomie like this, earlier:
Not everyone is well-versed in the same things. If I walked into the Yankee Candle and asked if they had anything scented with rose, because you know, YANKEE CANDLE IS A REALLY OVERWHELMING PLACE AND MAYBE I DON’T HAVE TIME TO LOOK AT 500 CANDLES AND EVEN IF I DID I WOULDN’T KNOW WHICH ONES WERE THE BEST AND I WOULD JUST LIKE SOMEONE TO THROW ME A FUCKING BONE, I’d be really mad if they blew me off.
Because look. Some people don’t know that you can pronounce lieutenant with an ‘f’. Some people don’t know that there’s a difference between running shoes and trainers. Some people don’t know how to change their own brakes. Some people like candles that smell like bacon. And some people just want someone to recommend them a fucking Batman comic without copping major attitude. None of those people should be made to feel bad about asking for help.
WHY WOULD YOU NOT TREAT THIS WOMAN AS A GIFT AND A DELIGHT
SHE DOESN’T KNOW THAT COMIC BOOK STORES ARE FULL OF BATMAN
ASK HER WHAT SHE’S LOOKING FOR
ASK HER IF IT’S FOR HER OR SOMEONE ELSE
YOU’RE A FUCKIN NERD
SHE MIGHT NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BATMAN
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GUIDE HER AWAY FROM FRANK MILLER
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OPINE ON THE LONG HALLOWEEN
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET A NEW CUSTOMER’S LOYALTY, WHETHER SHE’S BUYING FOR HERSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE
AND INSTEAD YOU TREAT HER LIKE SHIT
I HOPE THE WORLD GIVES YOU A SWIRLY, YOU FAILURE OF A NERD
Argh, this makes my blood boil. God forbid someone not well-versed in comics has the audacity to come into a comic book store and ask for help from people more knowledgeable than they. God forbid she might want to get into comics herself but not know where to start, or have someone in her life for whom she wants to buy a thoughtful gift.
All they’ve done here is blown a chance to create a fan AND missed an opportunity to talk to someone about a thing they ostensibly love (at least enough to work in the shop) and convince them to love it too, maybe.
Way to be an asshole.
You screened the movie for President Obama? (x)
#but i love jane #i love that she’s driven and how dedicated she is to her work #and i love that she’s so open about her attraction to thor #she giggles and flirts #because why the fuck not??? #it’s fucking thor #i’m just tired of seeing people fawn all over pepper and peggy and sif and natasha and darcy #yet completely dismiss jane #they are all amazing wonderful ladies #i’m tired of people hating on her because she ”gets giggly over thor” or because ”she was just a love interest” #there was so much more to her than that #btw this is not directed to anyone on my dash at all #this is more of a general tumblr thing #and also because of reblogs of that one marvel ladies graphic i did #where all i see are reblogs and comments of people saying how ”they love all these ladies but not jane” #it’s really tiring to see #plz stop #jane foster: woman of science and made of awesome
Jane only really fell for Thor when he STARTED TALKING SCIENCE AT HER.
She was not hot for his ass first.
She was hot for his answers first.
And then that moment of, “oh HELL NO you do not get to get away without making out” followed directly from a night talking about Einstein-Rosen Bridges and how they work.
JANE IS ALL ABOUT THE SCIENCE. SHE BUILT ALL HER OWN EQUIPMENT.
She is like a stable, public-grant-funded, chick version of Tony Stark in terms of her gearheadedness, ladies and dudes and gentlebeings.
I AM CRYING I CAN’T RBETHE
OH GOD THE SECOND GIF ELLEN LOOKS SO CONCERNED OH GOD I WANT ELLEN AS MY MOM OR MY COOL AUNT CRIES ABOUT IT
THAT EXPRESSION PEOPLE MAKE WHEN THEY’RE ABOUT TO FALL OFF A CHAIR
IT IS THE BEST EXPRESSION
I ALWAYS SEE THIS IN CLASS AN IT MAKES ME WANT TO LAUGH UNCONTROLLABLY
Today, three women are graduating from the Marine infantry training course. They’re the first female candidates to pass it. The list of things women supposedly can’t do is evaporating.
Critics said the military would have to lower its standards to let women make the cut. But the Marines held firm. Their infantry course is two months long. You sleep in holes. You march 12 miles wearing 85 pounds of gear. You run 6 miles. You learn marksmanship, martial arts, and urban combat.
The three women who graduate today are just the beginning. Forty more have entered the pipeline. The next, more strenuous challenge is the Marine Infantry Officer Course. So far, 10 women have attempted it. Only one passed the hardest part, the Combat Endurance Test, and a stress fracture later forced her out. Once that barrier falls, the Army and Navy will have to open their own ground combat training to female candidates.
Everyone who thought women weren’t “fit for combat” is being proved wrong. Rosie the Riveter was right: We can do it. (Could someone photoshop her wearing a Marine’s uniform and giving the finger? That would feel really appropriate right now.)
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I bought this amazing dress for my friend’s birthday party tomorrow and I ALREADY KNOW that I’m going to be too lazy to actually wear it.
I’m gonna show up in fucking yoga pants.
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I WANT TO KNOW YOUR SECRETSERIOUSLY THOUGH WHAT ARE YOU
I GOT THIS AND I WAS LIKE WHAT THE
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