Saturday, March 08, 2008

An Actual HARD Reference Question

Name the battleships used for heavy bombardment in the Battle of Saipan. Not the first batch of ships. He wants the eight pre-Pearl Harbor monsters they brought in the next day, commanded by Admiral Oldendorf.

Sounds easy, doesn't it? No, it was a tough question, and I loved working on it.

But it took forever because of the other questions: printer advice, how to open a file on a dead floppy, tax forms, Pelzer books ...

Thursday, March 06, 2008

In the Morning

Paper and pencil.
Go ahead. Use the computer.
She tries to scrounge up the money to print out a Project runway application.
Yet another person asks permission to use the self-service computers ...
Loading Flash.
Dreamers of the day, by Mary Doria Russell, The blue star, by Tony Earley and The rain before it falls, by Jonathan Coe.
Of mice and men on DVD.
A loud family comes in, each of them demanding library cards so they can fill out online tax forms. I give them a little help, and now they can't even press Enter without calling me over with needy looks.
Be a real estate millionaire, by Dean Graziosi.
She needs copier help ... no she doesn't.
William F. Buckley books.
Friday after next.
Income tax forms are out in the lobby, sir.
Out in the lobby, sir.
Zig Ziglar and Og Mandino
Shut up!
Push the Request button, sir. That one there.