After a long hiatus, we are training some new library circulation workers, these to work as substitutes because for mysterious reasons we no longer hire any new, regularly scheduled staff no matter how desperately anyone needs them. I was introduced to the first one of these trainees this morning. We'll call him Cody. A manager said "Feldenstein, this is Cody, he's going to be a circ sub."
I shook Cody's hand and said to him "It's a great job because you get to operate under water."
I think it's best the new people get used to me as soon as possible.