What Is Your Digging Technique?
This is Missbassie's:Well, first I like to have something to eat. Something light, because by the time I???m done, I like to be ready for a big meal. You know, there??? s nothing like record-shopping and then having really good Indian/Thai/West Indian food. I have to have had a coffee, because if it???s going to cut-throat, I have to be sharp.I case the joint as soon as I walk in. Look for potential competition, sections, new arrivals, listening station, possible sharp corners that my jacket might get snagged on.Who???s working the counter? Pretentious, young whipper-snapper, wants to be the next Shadow type? Bitter, crusty, partied with the Dead, hates all customers type? Will talk your ear off, psych rock/girl-group-loving, stoner type? Make eye contact, smile, but do not engage them right away ??? there???s work to be done. Maybe ask if I can put my bags behind the counter if the policy is not already there.Get list out and refer to it now and then. Do not put it out where everyone can see it or so that it gets in the way of others.Now dig. Ask questions as they arise.If there???s a lot of people waiting to listen and I have like 10 or more things I want to listen to, I???ll do it in threes and fours. It sucks waiting for a long time for the turntable.Divide into love it, not sure and put back. See how much the love its come to, decide on the not sures (maybe re-listen) and then put back the put backs.*VERY IMPORTANT: Do not touch face or rub eyes whil digging. It's so dirty.Small talk while paying. Possibly more if have a relationship with him/her. Don???t forget stuff from behind the counter.Decide what I feel like eating. And never ever forget to wash hands once at the restaurant.