Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Good and bad
Another happy day out at the front desk of the library, but almost right away we've got a good news bad news situation:
Someone has spilled their extra large coffee, and it has formed a massive, pale brown lake to the immediate East of the DVDs.
In the ranking of the utter vileness of spilled library liquids "Coffee, sweetened" is so far down the list of offensiveness that it nearly qualifies as "Charming".
There is no Janitor on duty today.
I had purchased for us a special front desk bucket and sponge that I have been waiting for months to press into action.
No sponge has ever been as absorbent as I fancy they will be, and this one is not remotely an exception. Did I mention that there is a "Lake" of coffee? I did? Well I wasn't kidding. My first impulse before cleaning this sprawling pool of coffee was to rent out canoes.
It is an unusually quiet afternoon at the library so I am freed up to meticulously mop up the coffee with my sponge, a thimbleful at a time.
I am working the front desk with the least functional of all my co-workers. While we were at the desk together I was able to easily help every single patron who came to us during which time she observed some kind of strange, non-compete clause and avoided helping anyone. But the moment I go to sponge up coffee she is overwhelmed to the point where a long line forms.
I enjoy real world illustrations of our comparative efficiencies.
The cleaning water in my bucket has been so overwhelmed by coffee that it is now, functionally, coffee.
My hands will smell delightfully of coffee for the next few days.
I cannot think of a decent way to end this blog post.
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Do the library rental canoes come with life jackets?ReplyDelete
It doesn't seem necessary as the lake is only a fraction of an inch deep, but state boating regulations mandate it, so, yes.Delete
Well I am relieved. Thank you. You can't be too careful around libraries. All those books, you know.Delete