The same customers. A couple of them recognized me, but most didn't. I have one vignette to share-
One old lady (who I absolutely remember, how could I ever forget?) came to the desk asking about a knitting pattern. Well, it wasn't as straightforward as that. My colleague Brian initially tried to help her while I was helping someone else with the microfilm machine. Five minutes later (yes, he was still "helping" her) he asked me if I know anything about knitting. I said not really, but let me see what I can do.
Woman-- I'm knitting men's slippers. After I cast on 38, then what? Do I purl and knit, or purl 2 or something?
Me-- Do you have the pattern with you?
Woman-- No, that's what I need.
Me-- Did you have a pattern to begin with? How did you know to start with 38?
Woman-- The girl who, I can't remember her name, was it Angela? Or maybe Elizabeth? She told me 38.
Me-- Can you ask her what to do next?
Woman-- She said she doesn't know.
Brian-- Well we can print you out a different pattern for men's slippers. It won't be the same one. Or you can use our Internet computers and search for yourself like we are doing here.
-- Then he walked her over to the computers but she said she doesn't have a library card and doesn't know how to work a computer. Five minutes later I looked over at the circ desk only to see the woman talking to my colleage Rose.
Endless good times at Branch X!