Infrequently Coming Into The Store Customer gripes that I m putting away comics when he wants to come in and look at his books. He then NEEDS the bathroom. I am happy to oblige, He then locks the key in the bathroom. No problem, I use my key to liberate the other key.
Him: "Is Batman Eternal over?"
Me: "I don't...you know what, it must be. Issue 52 came out last week, and DC LOVES the number 52. I guess it's the last issue."
Him: "I'd like to add it to my subscription."
Me: "You can't."
Him: "Why not?"
Me: "It's over."
Him: "So why can't I subscribe to it?"
Me: "Because subscriptions are for books that haven't come out yet. We just discovered that all the books are already out."
Him: "So add me to the subscription list."
Me: "No. I use the list to put away comics when they come out. There aren't going to be any more issues of Batman Eternal coming out."
Him: "But I want to buy it."
Me: "You can buy it any time you want. But I'm not going to add it to your subscription list because there. aren't. any. more. issues. coming. out."
Him: "But I get my discount!"
Me: "No. Discounts are for books we ORDER for you. Not for books you get off the shelf."
Him: "Just note in the comp--"
Him: "How do I get the discount, then?"
Me: "Invest in time travel, and ask me to subscribe to the title last year."