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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re:B&H
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 07:20:15 +0100
References: <l03102804ba54b1143c81@[]> <000901c2c260$e09930a0$0200a8c0@lightningp4> <009301c2c27a$b2e2ec90$0401000a@basecamp2win> <>

I have a similar story from another NYC store, back in the early 90s. I 
walked into the shop, and two of the salesmen were having a loud 
argument in Yiddish. Since Yiddish is basically a mix of Polish and 
German, both of which I understand, I could more or less follow the 
conversation. The elderly gentleman who sits at the door and keeps an 
eye on things told the two guys to pipe down since there were customers 
in the store, to which one of them yelled back, "Fuck the customers, 
this is important" and they continued the argument...


faneuil wrote:
> LOL - I am a native New Yorker who frequents B&H.
> and who survived a Bris..
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Laurel" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Re:B&H
>>I''ve done business with B&H for many years and always found them to be
> one
>>of the more reputable equipment suppliers in NYC.  Until a few months ago,
>>I'd never actually been there in person, and I was shocked at how busy
> they
>>are at the main store and how efficiently the ordering process works.
>>Obviously, they have to protect themselves from shoplifting, so you select
>>your item from a showcase and the salesperson adds the items to your
> ticket.
>>Whey you're finished shopping, you take the ticket to the cashier and pay,
>>then proceed to the pickup area, where your items are waiting, having been
>>delivered by a mechanized basket system that gathers your purchases from
>>each department and moves them to the pickup area.
>>I had to laugh when, as I walked up to the Leica counter, two employees
> were
>>deep in conversation.  Now, remember, they're speaking at about 2x normal
>>speed in New York accents, complete with waving of arms.
>>"I told him 2 months ago I had to go to the bris.  How can I not go to the
>>bris?  The kid's my nephew.  I can't miss the bris.  Now they tell me I
>>can't have the day off.  What am I supposed to do?  I've got to be at the
>>bris!  What am I going to tell the kid when he grows up?  That I couldn't
> be
>>at the bris because I had to work?  How can I face my brother? Oy vey!"

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