Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Feeling my pain

I do still love my job, make no mistake, but there have been more customers lately of the "don't-seem-to-be-all-there" variety. It's times like these that a quote from Garrison Keillor rings true with me:
"Librarians...possess a vast store of politeness. These are people who get asked regularly the dumbest questions on God's green earth. These people tolerate every kind of crank and eccentric and mouth-breather there is."
It gives me comfort that someone out there knows what this job can be like. Somehow I think Keillor has an even better idea of it than Laura Bush does.

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