If you’ve ever spent much time in a grocery store or any retailer, there’s a good chance you’ve found yourself in an awkward situation. Maybe you and another customer got stuck in a loop because you were both too polite to try and pass first, or maybe you stared blankly at the cashier, absentmindedly having forgotten you had yet to pay for your items.
After 10 years of working in retail, Auburn resident Steve Brewer has seen more than his fair share of those types of experiences. His new book, “The Retail Therapist Is In: The Clinical Rantings of a Retail Worker,” collects some of the funniest or strangest incidents from throughout those 10 years, as well as advice on how to improve the shopping experience and your relationship with store employees. The book was released this month and is now available on Amazon.