. I'm not quite sure how it gives you the power of invisiblity
, but apparently it does. I have been standing at the Information Desk, under a giant sign
that labels me as Information, there I am staving off boredom
by any means necessary, the Keeper of all Knowledge
, and watched customers walk right past me to ask other customers where books were.
I've been trying to determine exactly what causes the invisibility factor and I believe it has something to do with our badge, or Press Pass
as corporate wants us to call them now. If I'm on a break and not wearing one, invariably on my way to the bathroom
, someone will come up and ask "Do you work here?
" I, having way too high of a work ethic
for a job like this, will invariably answer yes and try not to visibly cross my legs while waiting twenty minutes through a long abstract apology for imagined helplessness
for the question "Where do you keep diet books?" On the other hand, I could be wearing a badge, a store shirt and be shelving books and people would go out of their way not to ask me a question - instead grabbing some other employee on their way to the bathroom.
to this - if you are going to be inconvieniced in some dramatic way by your customer, you are no longer invisible. For example, while carrying a handful of obviously broken glass
from a destroyed snow globe
that had been kicked into the Children's department to avoid detection, I was stopped by no less than four customers needing assistance
. The three employees at Info were standing around at that moment with nothing to do.
amuses me to no end.