Monday, December 4, 2017
Safe in my genius
I was out at the desk when a library patron came up needing help. He was working on a patent application. He was having problems attaching one of his PDF files. I went out to help him and it gets pretty boring at that point, from a literary standpoint, though we were both pretty interested while it was happening. Ultimately I had him create a new file and name the file differently and everything worked.
"You're a genius." He said.
So I went to the back room to tell everyone that I was a genius. They humored me plenty. Young Thao said "Does this mean they'll give you a promotion?"
"No." I answered sadly. "We don't have promotions around here."
Unfortunately we're more of a "stick" library than a "carrot" library.
On the plus side maybe I'm safe from getting whacked for the rest of the evening.