Saturday, March 14, 2009
The librarian and other Bookstore questions
Today, at the bookstore, I was asked for the umpteenth time, "Are you a retired librarian?" This time the customer was a librarian! I've had people asking me if I was a librarian, since I was a teenager. I've always been stymied by the question, and have always just said, "No".
Recently, I was telling one of the managers, who I've worked with for over 8 years, that in August I'll start getting a retirement check from a company I worked for many years ago. The company is no longer in business, so this is a pleasant surprise; and I have no idea how much the check will be. I told her it was from one of the automotive companies I worked for. She said, "Oh, when you were a grease monkey". I said, "Yes".
This week, when I took my break in the back room, our Cafe manager was telling an Assistant manager that she'd ridden a Harley for the first time, and she loved it. The Assistant manager told her, Janice used to ride. The Cafe manager turned to me and said, "Really"? I said," Yes".
There’s nothing like stereo-types; and breaking them.
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