Thursday, July 12, 2012

2 - 4 p.m.

What I'm doing between questions: cleanup/checking...maybe more RSS-feed-reading...?

  • Pay to print
  • ...times two (and also look up his card #)
  • Waldorf School/Method and/or Rudolf Steiner [our databases come to the rescue and dig up an article in a magazine we actually own!]
  • Pay to print
  • Help with printing birth certificate from El Salvador...which apparently uses A4 paper not 8.5 x 11" and we lose the very top and bottom...sigh
  • Renew internet time [after patron rather imperiously waves me over without taking her headphones off [she's doing a 'seminar', but honey, you know you can pause it long enough to be civil, right?]
  • Help with copier
  • [phone] Chatty guy who just had surgery wants a book that has 17 holds on now I'm yanking stuff off the New Books shelf to see if any of them will work for him...

3:00 in the children's room
  • ...three of the five sound like they might, so I put them on the holdshelf
  • Summer reading prizes
  • Bathroom key
  • Custodial guy here to mop bathrooms, only have one key [he walks off grumbling]
  • "...I gave the key to the ?cleaning guy?..." [yeah he really is, and thank you]
  • Keys back
  • Bathroom key for a girl trying not to do the pee-pee dance [she's very much trying to be 'grown-up']
  • [that girl and her sister? friend? are cracking me up: they are 10 going on 21, so "Mature!" lol] [ah: cousin!]
  • Paper [same girls]
  • Our volunteer Magazine Dragon Lady can't read the kids' boxes, so I put away Parenting for her
  • Stapler [same girls]
  • I should add the there are people in and out of the room the entire time I'm here, but most of them are doing their thing without my help
  • Percy Jackson/Lightning Thief DVD [both our copies are out and she doesn't want to do a hold]
  • There's a very small boy wandering around twisting his clothing almost all the way around on his body...he's a little feral-looking, but adorable
  • Summer reading prizes
  • Both bathroom keys


  1. At my piece, er, place of work: 2 hours, no exceptions. Sorry, imperious seminar woman, but you're outa luck.

    The bathroom key thing would make me mental. I'm not good with that sort of thing - nor with on-demand re-papering the copier, re-golf-penciling the cups, re-staple-ing the stapler. I was not born to be a bartender or a maid. "Do it yourself" must've been scratched into my skull as an infant.

    In other words: I envy your patience, if not your job.

  2. Meh, the re-whatevering is the easy part. Ironically, I did re-staple the stapler the other day with all the little broken bits of staples that people have left in the reference desk drawer: THAT's the sort of thing that makes ME mental.

    At least we don't have to take ID for the keys like we did for headphones in the children's room. OTOH, the headphones are being shredded on a daily basis in there this summer, so we may be headed back that direction.


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