Thursday, March 7, 2024

A shot in the dark


A regular library patron came to me at the front desk. This patron has some kind of disabilities that I am not clear on. She never speaks, and she always comes to the front desk to check out her books, which is a kind of disability in itself. But maybe, after checking out her books dozens of times over the years, she has warmed to me. Because after checking out her four items she said, with deep, guttural sounds, something like:


It actually reminded me of the bear language as demonstrated in the Paddington movies.

I replied.

"You're welcome."

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