When a patron is an uppity rude condesending bitch to me, but as soon as my other co worker walks in for her shift…she transforms, acts all peaches and cream and they talk non stop about how lovely their Bible study was that morning….
having to weed a cart of 900’s
Boss: Keep anything that you would feel sad if we got rid of. Keep the sad books.
Me: Yeah….there are alot of books about the Holocaust on this cart.
Blacking out the barcodes of titles like “Tell them we Remeber” and “The Tragic History of Japanese Interment Camps” makes me feel like I’m deleting history :(
(but we are sending them to another underfunded library so that makes me feel a wee bit better)
there are some days that really get you down.
Patrons who get under your skin. Administration dropping the ball. Deadlines approaching too quickly while you get more work dumped on your plate. Co-workers who can’t seem to take a hint to leave you alone so you can get your work done.
Nothing seems to go right. And you feel defeated, annoyed and really bitter. you wonder “What’s the point? Why do I keep busting my ass to try to make people give a damn about learning and literacy when they don’t care?”
And then a patron comes back with gourmet cupcakes as a way to say thanks for helping her with a transaction.
*stuffs cupcake into mouth* wait was i moping about something…oh well *keeps eating*