Sunday, August 6, 2017
Can't win for trying
While standing around in what I hoped were unobtrusive places in the stores of malls, writing essays on post it notes, various members of the public occasionally come up to me and ask "Do you work here?"
"No." I reply curtly, irritated by the very question to such a degree that I find it offensive.
After this happened a few times I reflected that the only thing that quite bugs me like this is when I am attentively sitting at the front desk of the library I work at, waiting to help someone, and a member of the public approaches me and asks "Do you work here?"
Duh! See my desk? See my computer?
It does occur to me at this late moment that these people simply cannot win.