Breaking In A New Shop

By | Sunday, August 27, 2006 Leave a Comment
I start my new job with GE on Monday, which is about 15/20 minutes south of where I'd been working at Wright State Univeristy. Now, I had been fortunate in that I had a comic shop only about ten minutes from WSU, which made it very convenient to swing over on Wednesday during my lunch hour to pick up my new comics every week. With this new position, though, I could maybe just about run up to the shop and back during my lunch hour with no extra time to look around or browse or anything.

Fortunately, I discovered that there's another shop only a mile and a half away from GE, so I can pick up my new comics on Wednesday's lunch break with even more time to look around. Of course, the issue is now I have to "break in" this new shop. They don't know me there, or know my likes or dislikes, or what I might want to chat about while I'm in the shop.

What I did, though, was make a couple of trips to the shop prior to my begining my new job. I met the owners and got my pull list set up. But now I have to get used to going to this new shop and how they're set up and all that. Plus, I learned that they've only been around for just three years -- that's great that they've made it past the first couple of years, but it's still early in their life as a comic shop and that could mean that they might not make it very much longer.

Well, we'll see how it goes. I've been lucky in frequenting gerenally well-run shops over the years, and I hope I can continue that trend.
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