Frequent Loiterer, Never Buyer: "Hi, a few months ago, you showed me a bunch of Ghost books. Do you still have them?"
I walk him over to where the books are. "Yes. It looks like we do."
FLNB: "I don't know if I'm ready to buy them yet, but I'd like to look at them."
He spends about fifteen minutes flipping through them, then puts them down in a different section of the store and starts to leave.
I have seen him do this before.
Me: "Excuse me. Please don't pick up books from one section and then put them down somewhere else."
Me: "When you're in a store, always keep track of where you pick up merchandise, whether it's a book, clothes, food, puzzles, whatever. If I hadn't seen you put those books down on the wrong side of the store, then the next time you or someone else came in looking for those books, I wouldn't be able to find them and sell them."
FLNB: "You don't have to explain it to me like I'm a child. I know how stores work."
Me: "Well, if you know, then why did you do it?"
Loiterer leaves without explaining or without returning the books. I'm hoping he will take his non-business elsewhere.