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Customer Tells Christian Bookstore Staffer to Close on Sunday

This is from the website Not Always Right, a collection of anecdotes from staff in various types of retail enterprises; and appeared under the title, Not Acting Their Sunday Best.

(I work in a shop that exclusively sells Christian books, music, and church supplies. The store is, strangely, open on Sundays.)

Me: “All set? Did you find everything you needed today?”

Customer: “I did. Thank you.”

(She places a large stack of items on the counter. I’m halfway through ringing them up when she speaks up.)

Customer: “I can’t believe you’re open on Sundays.”

Me: “The owner believes it’s convenient for customers who can’t make it during the week, so it’s no hassle.”

Customer: “You shouldn’t be open! This is the Lord’s day!”

Me: “We do have reduced hours on Sundays so the employees can attend church. I came straight to work from a service at [local church] this morning.”

Customer: “No! You should be closed today in honor of the Lord’s day!”

Me: “Ma’am, if we were closed today, how would you get these things you’re buying right now?”

(The customer blinks in surprise and stares at her purchases. Then she scowls and thrusts a credit card at me.)

Customer: “It doesn’t matter! You should be closed on Sundays! Now do your job and ring me up!”

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  1. January 12, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Sad…but I could not help laughing.

  2. rae-anne
    January 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Does anyone open sundays? I have thought about it in the past but never gone through with it. I get student grants and sometimes I think It would be perfect for them to work a few hours on a sunday afternoon. Any thoughts?

    • January 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      It’s more common in the U.S. When we visited Chuck Swindoll’s old church in Fullerton, CA, the bookstore across the street was open; but it felt really weird!!

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