Today I went to Barnes & Noble. I still prefer reading books over digital. There's something more fulfilling with a book. On digital, I find myself getting bored and giving up more readily. With a book...there's a goal that you can physically see. A challenge to accomplish. There's no question that books are a dying business...pretty much holding by a thread, which was evident by some of the ridiculous prices on hand. Probably the most absurd thing, which makes me want to stop buying books altogether (or at least stop shopping at B&N) is that when I was checking out, they asked me if I want to buy a bag for 10 cents. They wanted to charge me for the bag to carrying my books in. Not a nice bag...a plastic bag. Seriously...a plastic bag. Is there a bigger fuck you then asking the customer to buy a plastic bag? Is the ten cents really that crucial that the company would rather risk the insult to the customer for it? For a dime? Are they that cheap or really that cash poor? I honestly felt embarrassed for the girl at the counter for having to ask the question. I wanted to make a jackass comment but knew she was only doing what she was instructed to do. Barnes & Noble is doing everything in its power to stay in business. Adding music CDs, Blu-Rays, board games, puzzles, toys, and a coffee shop to keep people coming in. But the one thing they should really be doing is treating their customers with respect and not trying to gouge every last "dime" out of them.
What I needed was some brass, crass, kick you in the ass Crocodiles style rock to back me up. Thankfully, there's a new album to enjoy.
Here are 11 Best Songs By The Crocodiles:
- I Wanna Kill (Summer of Hate)
- Mirrors (Sleep Forever)
- Soft Skull (Summer of Hate)
- Sunday Psychic Conversation #9 (Endless Flowers)
- Refuse Angels (Summer of Hate)
- My Surfing Lucifer (Endless Flowers)
- Hearts of Love (Sleep Forever)
- Dark Alleys (Endless Flowers)
- Neon Jesus (Neon Jesus)
- All My Hate And My Hexes Are For You (Sleep Forever)
- Endless Flowers (Endless Flowers)