An Open Letter To You From An Employee At A Liquidating Bookstore

Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a clerk behind the register at your favorite bookstore which is being liquidated in a bankruptcy sale? What do they make of all of it? What are their hopes and dreams? Are they just mentally picturing making everyone’s head explode? Well nows your chance to plumb those depths, as McSweeny’s has published a humorous open letter written by an employee at one of these stores *cough* Borders *cough*.

A selection:

Your naïve belief that some sort of protest or petition could keep our store open, despite this company’s filing for bankruptcy, gives me hope for the future….

…No, you can’t use the coupon that clearly says you can’t use it here. Perhaps you were confused by the email telling you to redeem it at a different store, the only store in this area staying open…

…You’re right: it is completely rude of me to simply nod and point to the nearest sign when you ask me if this store is closing. I should be a lot nicer, especially since my job will die as soon as I finish digging its grave…

The mystery has been revealed! They hate you! Yep, if it were dripping with any more sarcasm, you’d need to wipe your screen.

AN OPEN LETTER TO CUSTOMERS SHOPPING THE LIQUIDATION SALE AT THE BOOKSTORE WHERE I WORK. [McSweeney's] (Thanks to Alex!)