Originally Posted by Tricky
So on the same basis, if you were to go out and buy a book (cooking, novel, computer, whatever) would you just pick up the book and go pay for it? - Or would you read the introduction, quick flick through to check it covered your subject requirements etc.
I don't doubt that people use Smiths etc. as a library (I've done it, but I get hacked off when I buy a magazine get it home and find it's cr** - So I'll always have a quick flick through especially if I've not bought the publication before), it'll never stop.
It's the ones who read from cover to cover that annoy me, as I sid I often look at the index and flick to a page to see if the article of interest is any good.
I guess I spend less than 10 mins at the bookshelves in the newsagent but usualy come away with at least 2 magazines on top of my usual monthly subscriptions.
I am annoyed at the men who stand in the way for half an hour or so reading from cover to cover and then placing i back on the shelf after they have finished. I usually get quite rude and say excuse me but can I get to the shelf to "PURCHASE" some magazines.