Well I have a rant today. I’m an avid reader of everything and anything. Almost all of my books have only been read once. In the past I have left them into Booksmart in Ballymote, which has been great as I get credit for other books…mind you nine times out of ten I lose my credit slip so only manage to get one or two books in exchange.
Anyway I had two boxes to leave in today. All books in excellent condition. If anyone knows Ballymote you’ll know it’s a pain in the arse to park in. I had my mum with me as well. So I had to double park the car and carry the boxes upstairs. I said I would call back to get my credit note (and I wanted some more books), when I parked the car properly.
So I went back to the shop and was completely gobsmacked at the way I was spoken to. I was told ‘Don’t you ever leave me boxes of books again’. This was said because ‘They now only want to exchange books’. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never had a problem before and I really didn’t think to phone to check although this was what I was told to do in future. I apologised and said I would bring the boxes back again. The gentleman said no. I also got 4 books that I wanted. I wish I had stood my ground and taken the books back. I’m sure a charity shop would have been glad of them.
Needless to say I will never darken their door again. I’d rather put the books in a recycling bag and I will stick to the library in future. This is their B&B site….if you look you will see I supplied photos for it for free…just to be nice. I don’t like being spoken to like dirt. If he didn’t want the books he could have told me politely ‘Sorry but I don’t have any room’. It costs nothing to be polite.