It's a pretty quiet day at the front desk of the library. I don't know if it's the season, or the infection and death toll in a Pandemic, or simply the grey weather, but at times I am entirely alone at the desk. After awhile a library patron comes in to pick up their books on hold. That's about all they can do these days.
"Hello." I say. "Welcome to the library."
They get their book and check it out.
"Goodbye." I say.
It's quiet for a bit. I read something on the Internet. Then someone else comes in.
"Good afternoon." I say.
They get their book. They check it out on one of the three self check kiosks.
"Have a good day." I suggest as they walk out.
Nothing happens for a long time. I look around. I think. I go for a brief stroll among our silent rows of requests. I stand at the desk.
Then someone comes into the library.
I spring into action!
"Hi." I say.
"Can I get my book?" They ask.
"Yes." I answer.
They get their book and check it out. They leave.
"Have a nice afternoon." I tell them as they go past.
I don't mean to brag, but
Man, I am just killing it today, killing it!