Thursday, July 26, 2007
It Is Just One of Those Days
It must be the heat and people must be tired. I have had more people coming to me today complaining about other patrons, wanting me to get involved. That is one of my least favorite things about working with the public. I don't want the kids coming up to me, telling me some other kid is bugging them in some way, wanting me to settle things between them. I don't want to go up to the teenage boy some mom heard utter a swear word and call him out on it. I don't want to settle the scuffle over whose turn it really is to use the last available computer. I don't want to be the one some dad comes to because his daughter overheard some white kid using the phrase "fat Mexicans" and found it hurtful. I don't like confrontations! But part of working with the public is involving oneself in the confrontations of others. It is unavoidable. And on some days, like today, it is even more unavoidable than usual. Makes me want to go back and work in Technical Services...but then I remember that it is pretty dead dull back there and I rethink my position. No job is perfect I guess. What is your least favorite thing about your job?