Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Refgrunt in bits and pieces

  • Do you have a list of all your DVDs?
  • Medical dictionary in Spanish
  • Is today Wednesday or Thursday?
  • Can you look up an address for the [State] Dept. of Transportation?
  • Can you help him find this book? Oh wait, he found it.
  • Do you have Like Water for Chocolate? The House on Mango Street? When Bad Things Happen to Good People?
  • Books on historical fashion
  • Can you make a cover for my daughter’s report? I want it to say “A History of [City] Schools” in Old English font.
  • Can I leave this here while I go to the ladies’ room?
  • Can you show me how to connect my laptop to the wireless?
  • Do you have the book Saving Grace by Julie Garwood?
  • Can I email you something to print?
  • We need books on pregnancy.
  • Something recent on citizenship/naturalization.
  • How can I look up all the CDs you have?
  • Where are books on drawing?
  • You’re holding a book for me.
  • I don’t have my ID, can you look up my card?
  • I can’t say enough good things about this library!
  • Do you have Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man?
  • Phone call for Heather.
  • How can I use the computers?
  • Guy who can’t say enough good things says them on a comment form, yay!
  • Where can I get a library card?
  • Where are the computers?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Refgrunt: The first 2.5 hours of the day...

  • Speeches of JFK (audio)
  • Excuse me—interrupts while I am looking for the JFK material-- Where’s the public phone?
  • Where are the computers?
  • Science Fiction section
  • Where are the computers?
  • Someone turned in a lost card
  • Star Wars authors
  • Customer says Yep I did it, I forgot my pen and takes a golf pencil
  • Kristin Hannah or Jodi Picoult books
  • I’m looking for 748
  • Where are the pocket books at?
  • Cookbooks in world languages
  • I’m going on vacation in April, when’s the last day I can pick up these holds?
  • Is my book in yet? Where do I pick it up? Actually, I can’t pick it up, I have a fine.
  • Do you guys still have Internet access here?
  • I can’t find my book on the holdshelf.
  • I haven’t seen you in a couple days. Another one (article) came in over the weekend. (referring to a website he gave me and I threw away). It’s funny because it’s so damn true. OK, thanks.
  • I’m looking for The artist's way: a spiritual path to higher creativity by Julia Cameron. I’ve already read it, but my therapist wants me to read it again.
  • I need to renew the books.
  • So I bring the book back on 4-13-10?
  • Quitclaim form—they said you would have it here
  • Carpentry and boxes
  • Children’s museum pass
  • Where’s the catalog computers
  • Lost my wallet here yesterday
  • What’s the city library, how is it different than this?
  • Insurance company phone number in another state
  • Where is 297? Oh, the dewey number, I got ya! What do the letters after the 297 mean?
  • If I want to come here to study, how much will that cost me?
  • GED Science and GED Literature / English
  • (Customer to me) Sweetie, I promise I’ll bring back the classifieds after I’m done with the computer.
  • A mother to her daughter: Always say thank you hon, when somebody helps you.
  • Types of paint- for painting ships. For an interview
  • Can you turn down the AC?
  • How many CDs can we check out?
  • Can I get my liberry card number?
  • Copy machine
  • Where are the new releases
  • I need to reset my PIN number
  • Where are the cookbooks
  • Where are the CDs and such? I meant DVDs.
  • Can I go on the computer if I just know how to turn it on? Do you have computer classes?
  • Reset password windows

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Woman walks up to me holding her dentures in her gloved hand. She shows them to me and tells me never to get dentures, only implants!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

1st thing of the day

Guy walks up to the desk and asks for the address / phone number of the career center. I give him the information and also tell him about our career database.

Then his friend comes and he tells him-- hey man, this is the hookup!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Memories of McDonalds

I was working in the kids area when a woman asked me if I could please order Diary of a Wimpy Kid for her son. I did that, and she walked away.

Enter the scene: woman who wanted lined paper.
I offer to download some lined paper from the Internet. She can't believe I don't have any at the desk. End of story, since that's not what this post is about!

The lined paper woman walks up to the DWK mom and asks her if she worked at the McDonalds down the street in 1984. DWK says- I think you are thinking of my friend; we looked alike. (and she exits the scene)

The Lined Paper woman tells me-- no, that's her. Definitely. I worked with her at McDonalds in 1984. See, don't you think we're the same age? I'll be 44 in 2 months. Man, that girl never woke up until around 12. See, the 80s were party years for many of us. And she was much skinnier then too. But that was 1984.

Comes back to my desk a couple minutes later--

It was her.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Shoes Research

I love shoes. I love blogs. Thus, I have a shoe blog, among others!

So, today, when the lady came asking for research on Imelda Marcos, I was thrilled to do a little research on the subject. She was writing an article and needed n = number of shoes IM has. I found her the info.

Yay! Happy shoe day everyone!


Today was unusual in that someone apologized for being a jerk. A man about 65 threw his keys down on the desk because he was frustrated he missed his Internet time. Later, he came back and said "I apologize for being a complete ass!"

Monday, March 01, 2010

Lost & Found

Item in today's Lost & Found: a pair of pants, found in the men's restroom.