My Knowledgeable Postal Clerkby uppity
February 13, 2010
I was at the Post Office this morning mailing some books to my grandsons.
A woman walked up to the clerk and said, "Someone forgot a book.
The clerk took it with a big smile and said, "No you can have the book. A woman comes here and leaves books all the time." The conversation then went like this.
Customer: For us to read in the line-up?
Clerk: No for you to take it, read it and leave it where ever you like. Then the book can travel.
Customer: How weird.
Clerk: No, it's a way to share books with people who may otherwise not read it and to promote literacy.
Customer: Oh then I'll take it.
She was smiling all the way through the conversation. She is the same clerk who always says to me, "Books again and would you like stamps?"
I would say BookCrossing life is good. I hope that the customer is intrigued enough to go into the website journal the book.