A guy walks into the store, bumble bee lines it to the porn section. A short while later, he was over by the new releases..”Hey, man, where did your GI Joe section go?” He asked.
"Sorry." I said. "People weren’t buying them off the shelves, so we only get enough for subscribers these days."
"Oh, man. I used to come in and read them every month." He said.
"Weird." I said. "We base our orders on sales. If you were buying one every month, we should still be getting them."
"Oh," he laughed, "I don’t buy comics. I just came in here and read them. Can you get new issues in for me?"
Really, dude? “If you buy them, yes. If you just want to read them and leave them on the shelf, no.”
He scrunches his eyes. “Then how am I supposed to read them?”
I smiled. “I guess you’ll have to take your non-business elsewhere.”
"For real, though, you’re ordering them, right?"
I continued to smile. “If you would like to subscribe to them, we’d be happy to put them aside for you to purchase them.”
"And if I don’t buy them..?" He asked.
"We cancel your subscription, and stop stocking them again."
He frowned, and walked out of the store. “I’ll be back next week.”
I’m certain he will be.