So, there’s this cute little metaphysical bookstore about an hour away that my mom and I found. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before cause I have a huge crush on the younger guy that works there. However, the other guy I’ve met, presumably the owner, has been rude and very curt on every occasion I’ve met him. But despite this man’s attitude we have continued to make the hour long drive every couple of weeks or so for herbs and general poking around the shop and for Jamie-staring-at-the-cute-nerdy-pagan-boy Time. Once we even got all the way out there and they were closed for no reason and we still continued to make the trek and shop there. Today was the final straw. I have written up the following review to put on Google. My mom doesn’t want me too, understandably so. However, I need to vent. So I’m putting it up over here until I decide whether it makes me as bad a person as him to post it. What I really want to do is drive down there and give him a good shouting. Another reason my mother doesn’t want me to do anything is that she believes he is dark and might do something negative against us (read: hex us).
“An it harm none, do what ye will”? (this is my major problem right here, won’t my publishing this review (with names) be harming as well?)
I have had both good experiences and bad ones in this store. They have an amazing collection of herbs and a good selection of books for the size of the store, and most of the staff is very pleasant. However, there is one member of the staff (the owner, I believe) that has repeatedly been rude to my mother and me. Today was the final straw. For the first time, he actually seemed kind of friendly and then he did a “free reading” for my mother for no reason. He told her my father was having an affair. I don’t care whether it is true or not, but no professional “psychic” should ever tell a client such bad news so directly, even if every card in the reading indicates such. It is rude and mean-spirited.
The title is a general form of the Wiccan Rede: as long as it ain’t hurting anyone, do what you want. The general philosophy of most forms of paganism, specifically Wicca (which I don’t practice, however I do respect the Rede). In my opinion this man greatly broke the one major rule of his religion, however wouldn’t my posting the very negative review for potential customers of his and potentially harming his business and him be breaking the Rede as well?
And the second worst part of this (the first obvious part would be how my mom is feeling tonight) is that I’ll never find out if me and cute-nerdy-pagan-boy would have hit it off. Damn.