Sunday, February 11, 2018
Front desk vignette
The front desk of my library got really popular about an hour ago. Oh, not with the library patrons, rather with the staff. Dan came up for a chat about... something. You really don't want to know what it was, though it's always the sort of thing that's just interesting enough to go with when it's actually happening in the moment, usually. Then a Manager came up to say in her I'm-joking-but-you're-all-a-bunch-of-wastrels sort of way "Now we need three people at the front desk?"
While I bristled a little Dan simply asked the manager a personal question. The manager answered the question at some length and I noted that we now had four people at the desk. After that we learned about some family issues of my manager for a little while. This actually went on for several minutes. Then a couple of patrons needed help. At this point the front desk of my library got less popular, but not with the patrons. They were happy to be helped. And to be honest, I was kind of relieved to do so.