Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Men not wanted

As if I needed another reason to prefer books on Kindle:

Fox News story:
"Barnes & Noble has apologized after a senior citizen said staff at one of the retail giant's Arizona stores ejected him because he was on his own in the children's area.
Omar Amin claimed a store worker told him a female shopper had complained he was in the children's area in the store in Scottsdale, The Arizona Republic reported.
The 73-year-old, who was alone at the time, said he was in the store to buy books for his two grandchildren, who live in Wisconsin.
He told the newspaper, 'Men alone cannot be by themselves in the children's area.'
Mark Bottini, Barnes & Noble vice president and director of stores, issued a statement Monday apologizing to Amin."
Here's the link.
Kudos to B&N for the apology, but I wonder if I'll ever again feel comfortable buying a book for a child in a local bookstore, when I can avoid even the possibility of a fuss by ordering from Amazon instead?

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