French Cashier Tells All, Cashes In

Best seller gently critiques rude shoppers
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 11, 2008 1:58 PM CST
Sam tells of customers who hit on her, ignored her, and insulted her. One mother used her as an example of failure for her disobedient child.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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(Newser) – After 8 years of being ignored, a French grocery store cashier has forced bad-mannered shoppers to take notice. Anne Sam's best-seller, Tribulations of a Cashier, has become a sensation, with comic book, movie, and musical adaptations forthcoming, the Washington Post reports. And Sam has quit her day job to write, consult, and advise the government.

"This shows we are not condemned to listen only to those who govern us," Sam says. "A normal person can raise his voice and be heard."