Friday, October 31, 2014


An old lady asked me if there was a tech person on staff who could help her with her computer.  I told her that we don't have a technician at the branch, but I could help.  She said, are you sure?  Usually there is someone quirky who can help me with my computer questions.

Concert next week

A woman about 60 asked me about the concert scheduled to occur next week.  I showed her the description on the calendar and said, "this month the concert will be jazz music."  She said (loud enough for others to hear), "oh €%#~, I hate jazz!"

Trusting the public

Yesterday a woman asked me if there was a phone in lost and found.  I found it and she said, "who can I trust at this place?  I left it to charge at one of the tables and the next second it is gone."

The next minute she left her purse (open with her wallet and other belongings in clear view) on the counter and walked away.

Keeping track of people's belongings is not a service we provide!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Comment form of the day

Which branch library do you use most often? NONE EVER

Why did you use the library today? To accept the Gift of Availability to save 6 lives!

Comments? My...Sincere thanks & application of Servitude @ No cost but Desire!

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Guy who listens to super loud music thru earphones...

Asks me if I have any DVDs on Kurt Cobain.  I look it up and ask him if he'd like me to place a request.

No, he says, what about The Who.  (Same answer from me).

Well what about Led Zeppelin?  (Sorry, that is checked out).

Well then can you help me put this DVD (Visions of Scotland) into the computer?  That I can do.

Friday, September 05, 2014

A different request

Hi, do you have any Consumer Report articles on baby grand pianos?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Stop hitting on me

As I'm shelving some NF I notice this creepy guy wearing sunglasses kind of following me around.  He walks right up to me and asks me if I'm going to the art fair.  No, I say, and walk away.

Later he comes to the desk and asks to change his PIN.  I ask him what four numbers he wants it to be.  He says Amy, I love that name.  I want my PIN to be a-m-y.  So I reply what four numbers do you want your PIN to be?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tech Support

Guy on Phone: I need the customer service number for DirecTV!
Me: OK, it's 800-531-5000.
Guy: 5000?  That's not the police station, is it?