Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sweet library patrons

I just got off the phone with the sweetest library patron. It always amazes me how much patrons want to tell you about...well, anything and everything. It doesn't bother me, cuz I'm a talker, too, and the stories are usually pretty amusing. And, when you get to talking to people, you get to know them, and I think that's fun, too.

Anyway, this sweet older woman called the library today.

A Real Librarian: Fabulous Library, this is A Real Librarian, how may I help you?

Sweet Older Lady: Hi, my name is Sweet Older Lady, and I have to apologize and tell you why I haven't been in to pick up my book!

RL: Oh, well there is no need to apologize!!

SOL: Well, I fell the other day and hurt my leg, and the doctor said I need to be off of it, and my daughter won't let me come to the library!!

RL: Oh, no! Well, I am so sorry to hear that!! Let me just look you up looks like this book will be on the holdshelf for another week, so you can just take care of your leg, and come pick it up then!

SOL: Oh, wonderful! Maybe my daughter can come get it for me!

RL: As long as she has your card, she would definitely be able to do that for you!

SOL: Oh, thank you sweetheart!! Have a merry Christmas!! Love you!!!

So, I wished her a happy holidays, but didn't return her "love" wishes... Maybe I should have... "love you too, sweet older lady!!" I don't believe I've met her yet, but I gotta say, I hope to.

Happy Holidays everyone!!!!!!


bermudaonion said...

If you were in Alabama, I'd swear I know that sweet older lady.

StephanieD said...

Happy Holidays to you as well and may all your patrons be as sweet!

911 and the Randomness.. said...

I love the nice older people!
Glad you got the call!

chriszolkowski said...

It is all about being positive and loving. I belong to a social network that is very supportive. The site is It has all the amenaties also. Positive videos, positive audios, positive blogs, and the management team is able to support me in a lot of areas in my life. I am glad you are able to do that also. At work, at play, at home, we need to uplift one another so we can do our best.