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Thursday, December 02, 2004
random things

I worked for 4 hours at Borders last night. They've been bugging me about doing some holiday hours and since I hadn't worked since August I decided a few hours wouldn't kill me. It was actually very relaxing. I wasn't near any work I needed to do for school and I got to browse the new books and chat with some employees I haven't seen in a long time. * I looked up a book for a customer and found it for him (a pretty usual occurrence). When I found it he was so thrilled he asked me if I had a degree in library sciences to be able to do this. Now, I've worked in bookstores since high school and I have heard a lot of strange questions- but nothing like that. I laughed and told him no and he acted really surprised "well you're very good at what you do- I am glad you were here tonight to help me find this". I did nothing extra-ordinary for him so I just say "um, thanks and you're welcome". His next question was another first "do you sell beer here because I've had a bad day and I could sure use one". I answered "um- no. I wish we did, but no". He thanked me again for being there to help him and left. * I had a woman ask me for Barak Obama's book. I honestly had forgotten he had written one, so I chatted a little with the woman about it while I walked her to the section. I said something like "oh I didn't realize he had written a book, I should read it". She said "well I am a staunch republican but I love Barak". I think I might have flinched noticeably. I haven't interacted (to my knowledge) with a Bush supported in I don't know how long (the last time I worked at Borders, probably). I said how much I liked him too and she went and bought the book. How very odd. * (unrelated to Borders) I couldn't sleep again last night. It wasn't even that my cat woke me up- I woke up on my own in a cold sweat about how much my literature review sucks. I couldn't get back to sleep so I took 2 Tylenol PM. It was like someone hit me with a ton of bricks, I was out so fast. I slept through 2 alarms and Jo couldn't even wake me up so she let me sleep in. Ugh. I have to go to work.

posted by knit wit | 12/02/2004 09:13:00 AM

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