Justifiable homicide?

Otter Perry ottertee at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 16 12:57:42 EDT 2003



Robyn Starkey wrote:
> 
> >reason to be at all annoyed.
> > >
> > > May I kill her?
> >
> >It depends.  How far is it to the bookstore?
> 
> Takes an hour or so on weekdays, on Sunday, which this was, it could take
> 90 minutes or more, because of the vagaries of the bus.
> 
> >And did she actually know it was in when you were there, or did somebody
> >hand her a pile of books and tell her to call the people who had ordered
> >them?
> 
> She's the manager/owner of the children's section. The store, McNally
> Robinson, is kind of a conglomerate of independent sellers with some
> strange relationship I don't want to understand. Her minion is actually
> much more clued in to the whole book ordering thing, but she is the boss.
> Since it was Sunday, I am dubious about the "books suddenly arrived" theory.
> 
> >And is the store computerized?
> 
> Yes. Not entirely sure she understands the computer thing, since I had a
> big discussion/argument with her about another book her assistant ordered
> for me. Boss phoned me and said it wasn't available. I said, according to
> the publisher it is, check again. So she calls back and says it isn't
> available in paperback, I said I knew that and had asked for a hardback.
> She said, Oh, well the publisher is sold out, it will be available in 3-4
> weeks. The book came in the next day. This incident is why I bothered to
> ask/nag about Merlin Conspiracy. The thing that makes me want to kill her,
> is that she didn't apologise for her snippy attitude, nor did she in any
> way acknowledge that it might be annoying for her to say that the book had
> arrived after being so positive it wasn't there, less than an hour before.

Yes.  You can kill her.
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