Thursday, September 29, 2005

In the Afternoon:

1965 Chevrolet Impala repair manual.
Article from National Geographic.
CDs are a dollar to rent, sir.
A live coal in the sea, by Madeleine L'Engle.
Math in the kitchen, and how to read scales.
Portland International Airport phone numbers.
Librarian Y sneaks off the desk while muttering something.
He doesn't know if he wants Stitch! The movie or Lilo and Stitch one or two or if there's any relation between them, and besides, he has them all anyway ...
"Is (another librarian) there?"
Let me explain this copier to you, ma'am.
Librarian Y returns holding a sinister looking bunch of cables.
"Do your computers have sound?"
"You got a class on CD burners?"
I explain the concept of cut and paste.
A couple atlases.
Printer advice.
A big argument about whether the White Sox have clinched or not.
I have to write out the directions to cut and paste. She goes on and on about turkey recipes.
"I'm a computer moron," she says, and waits for me to laugh.
Books on what attracts people to people.
No cell phones, ma'am.
Books on job interviews.
"I printed. Where's the paper?"
Writer's market.
James Herriot books in large print.
Children's books? Downstairs.
Baseball books.
Printer advice.
They'll renew your card over there (twice).
I have no Spanish. He had no English. He keeps pointing to his card and himself and shaking his head.
Sorry, kid. Our ruler has vanished.
Just type in your barcode, ma'am.
Printer advice.
They'll make change over there, sir.
Will we proctor a test for him?
Computer class signup.
Please just sit down at a machine and type in your barcode, sir.

One more day until my vacation ...