Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Aftermath...

My manager is slowly being able to laugh at this whole fiasco. It's become the talk of the store as we continue to find Bibles out of section. I found a few weaved into "New Age" today.

Now I'm beginning to wonder about the odd single Bible that goes MIA pretty regularly. Maybe it's not always theft. Maybe they've just been "re-shelved" by customers with their own agenda. It's a pretty large bookstore and you could conceivably slip a title into the wrong section and it could go unnoticed for a few days. Eventually though, it would be found and returned to its "proper" place.

Things that make ya go hmmm...

tall penguin

5 comments:

Phaedron Rising said...

Point(s) well taken, Tall Penguin. While I still can't help but chuckle when I think about the whole thing, it did waste a lot of your time, and I feel you deserve an apology.

But to satisfy whatever curiosity you may still have about it, it wasn't really done as a serious-minded act of fundie Humanist civil disobedience. At the time, we were just doing it for laughs; and I guess it never occurred to us at the time that someone else would get stuck cleaning up our mess.

I set down my end of all the events as the first post in my blog, Phaedron Rising. Hope you're not too irritated to give it a read!

Next time I'm in Toronto, I'll come by the store and apologize in person. Here's hoping you don't throw me to lions at the Yonge-Eglinton security desk.

Big Sky Penguin said...

Maybe the bibles could be equipped with GPS tracking systems so you can hunt them down when they go missing.

You'd think bibles would just mysteriously reappear in the proper section.

Alice said...

Just found you via Pharyngula. You seem to be a pretty good sport about it. ; ) Cheers!

tall penguin said...

As I commented on your blog, there's no ill will phaedron rising. Hey, you managed to bring new readers to my blog, so that makes me one pretty happy penguin. And do come by and say hello next time you're in Toronto. At the very least, you owe me a coffee.

Paul said...

With respect to phaedron rising's comment, it's pretty obvious it was just a lark. If Atheists decide to reshelve book in seriousness, they will more usually move books like Behe's Darwin's Black Box out of the Science section, and back into the Religion section, where they more properly belong. We're pretty much happy with the Bibles staying put in their one little section.