I’m sitting at the AV desk, checking in DVDs and putting the discs away and notice a patron looking around. Finally, he comes up to me.
Patron: I need help looking for something. Do you work here?
Knowing this guy has seen me working behind the desk, I take a second, look down at my badge, then back up to him and answer.
Patron: Oh, okay. (starts walking away)
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Just so you all know I’m not that horrible of a person, I did catch him and tell him that I do work here. I did not think that he would believe me, but… I was wrong. Though part of me wishes I left it at that.
I also need to add that I get this question a lot… especially when I’m behind a desk. I mean, I’d understand if they asked me this question while I’m in the stacks putting books away, but when I’m behind a desk? Really?
People never cease to amaze me.