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HIEROGLYPHICS

The Quarterly #13
America West October 1997

 

Dec. 19th, 1996
205 E. 29th St.
NYC, 10010
WORLD BOOKS
18 West 38th St.
NYC, 10015

Dear Sirs:

I have a little explaining to do. I was at WORLD BOOKS yesterday to buy a book on Egyptian hieroglyphics as a Christmas present for my mother, who is planning a trip to Egypt. I found a suitable book, but the cashier's line was really around the block, and I was in a major hurry having left all my shopping 'till the last minute as usual.

To make a long story short, I just slipped the book into my shopping bag and walked out with it. But I never intended to steal the book. I just couldn't hack the cashier's line right then. I'm sure you've had those kinds of days.

The price of the book was $17.95. I'm enclosing a check for $20, which should also cover the tax.

Very Truly Yours,

William R. Cates


TO
REF ORDER NO.
DATE
: Mr. W.Cats
: 00080766
: 01/22/97

WE ARE SORRY BUT WE CANNOT FILL YOUR ORDER AS RECEIVED. WE NEED THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Book Title
Author
Publisher

WE ARE ENCLOSING A REFUND CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $20.00. PLEASE REFER TO ORDER NO. 00080766 IN ANY FUTURE CORRESPONDENCE.

THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT WORLD BOOKS.


Jan. 26th, 1997
205 E. 29th St.
NYC, 10010
WORLD BOOKS
18 West 38th St.
NYC, 10015

Hey, guys, anyone home? I thought I was pretty clear the first time, but let's try again.

Order no. 00080766 is not an order. I stole a book from your store at Christmas because I didn't want to wait in line to pay for it. I'm trying to pay for it now.

The book is An Introduction To Hieroglyphics by James Harris, University Press 1991. I enclose yet another check for $20.00.

Walking out with the book like that was a regrettable impulse. I should have been more patient. I'd like to get it off my mind.

By the way, my last name is spelled Cates, not Cats.

Hopefully Yours,

Bill Cates


TO
REF ORDER NO.
DATE
: Mr. W.Cats
: 00080766
: 02/18/97

WE ARE SORRY BUT WE CANNOT FILL YOUR ORDER AS RECEIVED. YOUR BOOK TITLE "An Introduction To Hieroglyphics" IS NOT CURRENTLY IN STOCK.

WE ARE ENCLOSING A REFUND CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,000.00. PLEASE REFER TO ORDER NO. 00080766 IN ANY FUTURE CORRESPONDENCE.

THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT WORLD BOOKS.


Feb. 24th, 1997
205 E. 29th St.
NYC, 10010
WORLD BOOKS
18 West 38th St.
NYC, 10015

Just a note of thanks for your timely refund in regard to order No. 00080766. It was much more generous than I had anticipated. I used it to clean up some credit card debt accumulated over the holidays, and also to sign up for a set of Tai Chi lessons.

Warmest Personal Regards,

Billy

P.S. My mother enjoyed the book thoroughly and had a great trip. She's thinking about China next year.


TO
REF ORDER NO.
DATE
: Mr. W.Cats
: 00080766
: 03/15/97

WE ARE SORRY BUT WE CANNOT FILL YOUR ORDER AS RECEIVED. ORDER NO 00080766 HAS BEEN FILLED OR REFUNDED AND DEACTIVATED.

THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT WORLD BOOKS.


March 20th, 1997
205 E. 29th St.
NYC, 10010
WORLD BOOKS
18 West 38th St.
NYC, 10015

I was saddened to learn that Order 00080766 has been deactivated. Order numbers don't come much better.

Still, I understand your position. Nothing is forever.

I look forward to shopping at WORLD BOOKS again soon.

'Till then I will assuredly remain,

W.Cats

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