Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Unprecedented




I'm simply astounded!

Awestruck, even!

I'm amazed, taken of breath and at a near complete loss for words (except for, well, these).

How come? Lemme tells ya.

A computer patron came up to the circ desk and asked me how she might print information from a website but only print a select amount of it and not print the entire site. Can you believe that shit?


No, listen to what I'm saying, here, because I don't think you understand the full gravity of the situation.

This patron asked this question IN ADVANCE of attempting it. This beautiful, compassionate, caring soul didn't just print out the entire damn website and THEN come complain about how she only wanted a sentence. No, she actually sought out our assistance IN ADVANCE in order to accomplish the goal she had set before her.


I nearly cried with joy and amazement! It was like a religious experience. I tell you, if I wasn't already married and if she hadn't been kind of a hag, I would have kissed her full on the lips and slipped her some tongue. Instead, I joyfully supplied her with my, until that moment unused, pre-printing lecture on the finer points of internet printing and how she might highlight the one sentence she wanted, go to the print menu, select "SELECTED TEXT" and then print.

It made my millennium.



Anonymous said...

I would normally be amazed by this post. However, I know you are lying because this has never ever happened in the history of libraries across the world.

Molly's 654 Journal said...

that totally cracked me up. dig it.

crsunlimited said...

Actually that kind of thing happens on rare occasion at my library. Then again I am a computer tech who just happens to work in a small town library. People tend to come to me more with trivial computer questions before they actually try things.

It is a great feeling though. Almost as good as saving a life. lol

An employee of a small town "liberry" chronicles his quest to remain sane while dealing with patrons who could star in a short-lived David Lynch television series.