Friday, January 29, 2010

A New Customer

I made a library card for this guy and when I was handing him the fines/fees policy sheet he said-- oh I don't need one. I know what it says: be careful with the books, don't break the computers.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

You're still here?!

Woman: Wow, you're still here? I remember you from a long time ago.

(I've been working for the liberry for 6 years).

She wanted information on Islam, so I showed her the section. She picked up a book about the Dead Sea Scrolls that was on a nearby table and told me she just saw a movie about them on the History Channel. She said it made her tear up, (and I thought she'd tear up again). She continued... Moses and Jesus and Abraham, I believe in all of them.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Question while I was working in the kids area

Girl: Where do you keep your 100 page books about butterflies?

Ireland Forever

Today I wore an Irish shirt that I bought at Target. Mr. Too Much Information sees me and asks if I am from Ireland. I said no, and he replied, I know there is something special about you, I thought you might be from Ireland.

I could have said yes, I am (some percent) Irish. I've been to Ireland twice... but it is better to lie and give no personal information to customers. Especially this guy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cost analysis

Man-- I'd like to request a movie.
Me-- Sure, which one?
Man-- (pause) Oh, I'll just buy it. It's cheaper than blowing my mind.

2 men come to the reference desk

Hi, we're looking for the Kansas test.

Oh, do you mean the census test? We have that happening in the...

(interrupts me so I can't complete my sentence) ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME? We're looking for the Kansas test!

I explain that I do not know about the Kansas test.

One of them finally realizes he is wrong and shouldn't have yelled at me. He apologizes several times.
I think they should go follow the Yellow Brick Road if the Kansas test is what they're after.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mind Games

Do you have books on mind games? Because it's been happening all my life and I want it to stop. I want to know what I can do and how I can deal with the people playing with my mind.

Do you have books on...

how I can start my own country? And do you have books on territories?

Pencil sharpener

That's always the question, where's the pencil sharpener? Today the question came with a twist: do you have a sharpener for this pencil-- about as thick as those Crayolas above.

No, sorry, none of our sharpeners will sharpen that.

No where in the whole building?

No where in the whole building.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Thanks Sweetie!

Like the kid who doesn't want to get out of the swimming pool when it is time to leave, this 2 year old didn't want to leave the liberry today. She cried, etc, but when she finally left, she blew me a kiss!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Yesterday a man came to the rdesk and let everyone go ahead of him. He told them-- my question is going to take some time. When it was finally his turn, he said -- I hope what I am going to tell you doesn't make you nervous or uneasy. (And I'm thinking oh great). He proceeded to tell me his Yahoo! password. He couldn't understand why he couldn't login.

I was so relieved he didn't tell me something that I didn't want to hear, i.e. TOO MUCH INFORMATION!