Bookstore Bingo

Elizabeth Bluemle - January 6, 2016

Recently, when we were all a little punchy from the pace of holiday sales, Josie’s friend Patty created a hilarious Bingo game for us to play as a way to let off a little steam. It was such a great idea that I couldn’t resist taking it and adding some things here and there. For anyone who works retail or has a job involving customer service, some of these squares will be very familiar. Ditto for anyone with co-workers. I encourage all librarian and bookseller friends to make your own Bingo boards.

P.S. The key is to be tongue-in-cheek and true to the reality without being mean-spirited.
P.P.S. Any pet peeve co-worker squares are really about Josie and me. Our staff have no annoying qualities, and if they did, we certainly wouldn’t list them here.
P.P.P.S. No customers or toddlers were harmed in the making of this Bingo game.
Bookstore Bingo

2 thoughts on “Bookstore Bingo

  1. Carol B. Chittenden

    If you need to diversify, to accommodate multiple players, here are a few more:
    — Books you ordered 10 days ago from publisher still haven’t arrived.
    — Books you shipped to a customer 10 days ago still haven’t arrived, and they’re calling to ask WHEN?
    — Credit is refused for returned damaged book.
    — Returned damaged book was returned to wrong address.
    — Toddler stacks contents of all bottom shelves in one big stack. No parental intervention.
    — You run out of books addressing the death of a dog.
    — Hat trick: THREE self-published authors offer you their “masterpieces” in one day.
    — You overhear young adults browsing in the picture books say with delight, “I remember THAT one!”
    — Coop comes through!
    — Publisher sends brilliant promotional package that requires no floor space, offers do-able activities.
    — Admired author stops by to introduce self.
    — You have actually read the book by a so-so author who stops by, so you can discuss it tactfully.
    — Returns are complete for now.
    — Major author event confirmed.
    — Credits equal or exceed invoices.


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