one of those nights
A patron just came up to the desk and asked me, "What time would 10:40 be?"
I have to admit that this question threw me a bit. I would guess that 10:40 is the time that 10:40 would be, generally speaking. So I said, "I'm sorry, I don't understand your question. What do you mean?"
He repeated, "I need to know what time 10:40 is."
After a few rounds of this, he said he was talking about Pacific time. He had an eBay auction he was bidding on, and needed to know what 10:40 Pacific is in our time zone. They're one hour behind us, so it would be 11:40. Then we had a few back-and-forths on that point, and eventually he wandered off.
Sometimes, this job is just kind of surreal.