Romance Shaming By Other Romance Readers 😡
The other day at work I was helping a woman find a book and we got to talking about romance books! I was so excited! It’s rare that I get another romance lover in the store. However, this encounter quickly took a turn for the worse when I told the woman I had never read a Danielle Steele book. The woman’s entire demeanor changed and she started to scold me for calling myself a romancer lover when I had never read her before. When I tried to explain to her that I’m sure Danielle Steele is a great romance writer but she’s not in the romance section so I had never heard of her until I started working at Anderson’s she took complete offense. She went on the attack and dressed me down. At that point all I really could do is nod my head, look contrite (it’s not fair to pick a fight with someone when they are at work and can’t fight back) and impatiently wait for the awful woman to leave the store.
The point of this story is- DO NOT SHAME PEOPLE FOR WHAT THEY HAVE OR HAVEN’T READ!!!!!! No, just do not do it! It’s rude and makes you look like a complete snob! Romance readers should especially follow this common sense rule of thumb. Romance already gets looked down on by others and readers should stick together and not attack each other! Was that clear enough?