Friday, June 30, 2023

Not self aggrandizing


A patron came up to me at the front desk of the library. They were checking out two books by the author, Stuart Gibbs, of a series I am currently reading. But before I could comment on this the patron said they wanted to thank me. 

Thank me? 

Apparently, according to this patron, I was so nice when their car was stolen with ten library books in it, and I was calm and helpful about it. And so every time they see me they really want to thank me. It meant a lot to them at a stressful time.

"Hmmm." I said suspiciously. "Are you sure? That doesn't sound like me at all." 

But I said it all a little bit winningly, just in case they were on to something.

"It was definitely you." They seemed awfully confident about it. 

So who knows, maybe they were right.

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