Thursday, October 27, 2011

Patrons Say the Darndest Things

I was at the Desk with a coworker whom I like working with. She's funny and clever which makes the time go by swiftly. She's smart and knows her job, so there's no extra burden on me. And she's very attractive, so men will trample me to ask her a question which reduces my workload further.

Sadly for her, many guys seem to turn off the editing function of their brains before addressing her. A guy--late thirties, early forties maybe, not too sketchy-looking--came up and said:

"I'm not saying I do...I'm not saying I do, but if I had some kind of weird librarian fantasy, it would take place here because this is such a nice library.

The library seemed less nice after he said that.


shushie said...

Ugh, hooray for the patrons that make librarians feel the need to pack mace :(

And on what planet is that a compliment to the librarian or the library facility?

HM said...

I actually started wearing a decoy ring to work cause I'm tired of such creeper patrons. Ugh indeed!

DeskSlave said...

Yeah...I guess the guybrarians have it easier. No doubt it would not have occurred to the guy to say anything of the sort to me.

Later in the day, we imagined what the rest of his day was like.

"I'm not saying I have a weird thing for the women in produce here at Safeway, but if I did, it'd be right here on the leafy greens because you have such a nice produce aisle."