Saturday, October 09, 2010

Miss Information is puzzled by priorities

Miss Information does not rebound well. Something goes wrong, gets in her way, throws her off track and she becomes paralytic. She admires people who can carry on with their lives as though nothing happened. Like the patron she met this week.

The patron came to Miss Information's attention because she was having trouble with the automated check out. Miss Information went over and helped her out. Then the woman wanted to renew some books, so she came back to the desk. Next the woman had a few questions about the library website. It was a more or less normal transaction right up to the moment the woman asked to use the phone. See, she'd locked her keys in her car--with the motor running--and she had to call for help.

Oh. Miss Information let her use the phone. There was nothing in the woman's demeanor that suggested she was in any kind of hurry. Very strange.

2 Comments:

At 7:53 PM, Blogger Kari said...

That reminds me of the phone call I received 11.5 years ago on the day of our rehearsal dinner.

"Honey, it's Mom. We got to the hotel, but your father locked his keys in the car. With the engine running."

No, really, as the bride-to-be, I have nothing better to do than to figure out how to connect you with Pop-a-Lock.

 
At 12:50 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

Hey, Kari - me too! Well, engine off, and the folks kept quiet about the locking-in until most of the way through the reception.

 

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