Today was one of those days I had to repeatedly wash the "bullseye" off my forehead.
I cut myself on the Compaq. Not badly, but enough to discover my hand covered in blood when I was covering info. Then the alarm company decided to test our fire alarms -- all day, I might add. Then some very nice man called, said he didn't feel well, and that because of this he wanted me to waive his late fines. I told him I couldn't if it was just a minor illness. Had he been calling from the hospital, sure. He could have renewed them, if he hadn't had them out the maximum number of times. I talked to him for twenty minutes, consisting, in a nutshell of him saying, "Pleeeeeeeeeeaase? Why not?" and me saying, "No. No, really, no."
Horizon went down. The power went out, which seemingly, um, fried my computer. No hard drive noises. No A drive noises. No POST beeps. The light goes on, but that's about it.
The woman in the balcony was on the phone. She turned it off when I asked. An hour later she was on it again.
I was told we sent out a flyer with misinformation (we never sent it). I was also told (very helpful information alert!) that the obituary isn't always run in the paper the day the person dies. Thanks. They don't teach you stuff like that in common sense-- I mean, library school. Of course, because I am too nice, I went to local history to look up this information, and the information just doesn't exist. At least, not in our collection.
Stolen cards, one legitimately so, one probably not legitimately so. Misplaced books, which turned out to be damaged books, taped together. The serendipity of it was that I was searching for a damaged book that a gentleman had a gripe with, and though I never found his book, I did find a book that another patron thought was missing.
People erasing other people's names on the internet sign up sheets.
On the up side: I helped a young lady and her mom find books on the 1840s. They thanked me and said, "This is the first time I could find something at this library!"
How I needed to hear that today.