A while back my friend Rose was shopping at this store and the cashier, despite the fact that Rose was not purchasing anything Harry Potter related, tried to upsell her the book that people are predicting the end of the Harry Potter series in. I apologize for not having the title of the book here, but I am sure if you are dying to waste money, you will be able to locate it at your favorite retail book store. I love books, but if I want to try and predict the ending of a book, I will do it on my own and not waste good book purchasing money on something so ridiculous! Shortly after that shopping experience, Rose and I were in that bookstore purchasing a couple of things, when the cashier randomly started talking about this stuffed duck and how cute it was....Rose and I are looking at each other like huh?
So what is with these upsells? It is a little annoying!
Now, I love the Harry Potter series as much as the next guy...or rather as much as the next 979,484 people! But seriously folks, a book predicting the ending? Cuh-razy!
And have you checked out the Muggle counter at Amazon? They are counting the pre-sale of the last book in the series. Makes you wish you had bought stock in Amazon years ago!
At Home with Amber Freidel in Geneva, Illinois
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