Friday, 6 February 2009

Abbey's gets a mention in Column 8!

It's always nice to get positive feedback from our customers - especially when it's via the Sydney Morning Herald.

In today's Column 8 there is a reference to a shop assistant who didn't know whether Sinatra was spelt with a C or an S and that was followed by this item:
"Thankfully, there is good news on this front, from Alicia Parmiter of Jindalee, Queensland, which we happily pass on. "In a city bookshop a couple of years ago, I took a copy of the works of Catullus to the counter. I thought the young 'checkout chick' looked out of place in such an establishment, but reconsidered when she not only recognised the poet, she enthused about his work and eagerly opened the book to her favourite poem. I have to give the bookshop a plug, although many readers will undoubtedly already be familiar with it - Abbey's. Obviously you're not obliged to pass on the plug if there are any commercial constraints." None whatsoever - bookshops that hire literate staff can only be applauded."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It seems a good mix - Column 8 and Abbey's.
Both are for lovers of the English language.

Yes, it DID happen - and it's a few years ago now, but I seem to recall the sales assistant was blonde, to boot.