It really has been awhile. At the end of my previous tenure in the newsstand, I never ever even looked at the magazines, really. Now I find myself being a bit captivated by some of them. I zoned through four sections today and was held in thrall by several science magazines (pretty pictures of stars!), a couple of art/photo magazines (pretty pictures of nature!), and one music magazine (pretty pictures of J-Rock bands! and yeah, wow, there is actually a magazine dedicated to J-Rock in English? weird... my world, it has changed in 3 years...).
Another thing I noticed was that a good half of all the magazines my store carries now are from the U.K. Why? I have no idea why. I suspect that it is the secret British way of taking over the U.S. Yes.
I seem to have retained the knack for handling magazines, anyway. Not a single papercut so far. I do miss the camaraderie of working with other people in the cafe, but there is something to be said for not actually having to communicate extensively with my co-workers and having two hours of complete silence to sort things in before the store opens, too.
Anyway, I'll only be working there for a few more weeks, so whatever. I'll look at the pretty pictures and avoid papercuts and all will be well. ^_^