- Seriously...It Will Do You Some Good!
- November 20th, 2014
Well, it seems that this is the end of BNLJ - now little more than a ghost of a room. We went from a silly, innocent, and admittedly boring place to post bookstore stories to a hateful bitch-fest that had nothing positive to say about anything - especially the company that cut our paychecks. Many of you cursed my presence/participation - but you failed to acknowlege that I've been here from early on, posting topics that really meant a damn - and encouraging responses from booksellers with a work ethic. If you've followed "Smithback" posts, you'll remember that my very first topics appeared in the last two years of the Borders forum. They were funny pieces, meant to acknowledge/ressure those Borders booksellers who fought the good fight til the end. My BN in particular delivered coffee & donuts to our fellow Borders on its last day. It was sad for them and sad for us. We all knew that bookstores were in trouble.
Anyway, it's cold outside - and I want to have a glass of wine before bed, before I get up for tomorrow's Discovery Friday shift. I wish you all the best, and I'll send happy thoughts to each and every one of you - all three remaining - while I'm at work tomorrow. If you do join another BN forum, I encourage you to remember all the things I've said to you over the last few years. Be strong, people! Be mature and productive contributers to whatever job you end up working.
And like they said before the Borders blog folded, always remember just what happened here.
Seriously...it will do you some good :)