1. COUNTLESS times either myself or my hubby has gone to the book section on Tuesdays (release day) to see what's new. I've spent ALOT of money at Walmart so I'm a frequent flyer. Most times, there's a specific book I'm looking for and my hubby will approach him and ask him if he has it in. The man's response "I don't know. Probably not." Fine, that's okay because you can't really expect him to remember everything so my hubby asks him if he could quickly check his invoice list. There have been times when the man has told my hubby no but most times he quickly glances at it and tells him he doesn't have the title. This has me logging onto Amazon and buying the book online. No problem, right? Imagine my surprise when the next day I go into Walmart and lo and behold, THERE IS THE BOOK. The man had it the whole time but for whatever reason, it's too difficult for him. Frustrating as HECK!! Needless to say, I don't really hold my breath now.
2. There was one day I went in and he was there stocking shelves. To my absolute delight, the book I wanted was there and so I started walking to go get it. The man is sitting on a wheely chair and as I go to move around him what does he do? He moves and BLOCKS me from getting into the aisle. BLOCKS ME!! He doesn't budge and kind of stared at me waiting to see what I'd do. I had to squeeze past him, almost fell but managed to snag the book. Sure I could've walked all the way around but I was just so shocked. It was everything I could do not to kick that chair out from under him.
3. His latest "thing" is when my hubby does go in now and he's there,(we kind of stopped because there was only so much we could take) the VERY second he sees my hubby he STOPS everything and walks off, disappearing to the back of Walmart. Well, maybe he has something to do back there? Nope, my hubby doesn't think so because it seems strange how often it happens.
Those are just a few things and it doesn't even begin to describe just how NEGLECTED the shelves are. Especially now that I blog, I know what books come out and it bites having that glimmer of hope that I'll find a new release on the shelves. The extent of the YA section is some books from the House of Night series, LOADS of the Twilight Saga (enough already), some Vampire Academy and the Percy Jackson series. That's it. Now I know this is just our Walmart because I've gone to other stores and about died when I saw the WIDE variety of releases. So imagine my COMPLETE SHOCK when I went in the other day and found this...
Torment, Clockwork Angel, Shadowland, Evermore and Vixen. I about passed out because there on the shelves was MATCHED and BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS !!! I NEVER expected to see those two and so it left me wondering - had my arch nemesis finally decided to do his job or *crosses fingers* has he gone, opening up the way for someone else?
I can only hope so!!
This could mark the end of an era so I'm waiting impatiently for tomorrow. I'll keep you all posted.