Sometimes work is too much for me to handle. one woman called, and before she said anything else, she kept tellign me not to put her on hold (three times) and that she was calling long distance from Slidell (uhhhhh… that’s not long distance.) She blurted out the name of a diet book by Suzanne Sommers, and repeated AGAIN that she was in a hurry, and don’t put her on hold, and don’t i dare forget her. Well, i found what i thought was the book, after putting her on hold anyway. I had to run to the section and back to the phone though. I put it on hold, and she drove right over, 15 minutes away. Slidell is not far.
It was the wrong book. I was already in a grouchy mood, as she was rude on the phone. i was helping out John Souter and Older Liz on the registers, doing a return, and voiding a transaction, and that BITCH found me and started railing out me, practially spitting on me, and saying my name “Brett” about three or four times, as if it was a curse. She finished with, “You made me drive all of the way out here for NOTHING!!!” and then stormed out.
I was enraged, as i didn’t even get a chance to respond. What’s worse, there’s a good chance that i truly may have made a mistake. She might have told me the right title of the book that she was looking for. In any case, i don’t want to play a part in her drama against the world. I don’t want to turn into an instrument of karma in such a troll’s life. I’d rather be completely invisible, handing her her book so that she can happily be on her way, and wreck havoc on her own life in impatience, intolerance, and haste without my participation.
Anyway, am downloading songs by the Monochrome Set and Crispin Glover (speciafically, the classic “Clowny Clown Clown”) from Napster. I keep intending to get more stuff on CD by the Monochrome Set, but always find more immediate curiosity… like those first three Wire albums. And i am finding that they are not in print in the States! Not even the compilation On Returning (1977-1979) is available. The same goes for the Adverts’ Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts. With all of the globalization going on, it seems that they would have these albums in print, especially Wire’s early stuff, since Elastica built their career on them. Even Napster is not helping much with the new quest for more Wire.