Thursday, June 4, 2020
Behind the mask
As I work my days in our paltry excuse for a library I have worn my mask more and more all the time. And in most of my limited in person interactions with library patrons I am wearing a mask as well. This is during our curbside pickup wherein usually all I'm doing is popping open the front door of the library and tossing books and dvd's out like so many chunks of meat to appease the dark gods.
But sometimes the Dark Gods want to chat, or to thank me, or they have a question. So, if the dark god in question, or, er, the library patron in question, is six feet away, I am willing to say "You're welcome." or to answer their question, or to exchange a few brief pleasantries. And when I do this sometimes I find myself smiling.
And then I realize they can't see me smiling.
So I stop.