A new record has been set for the patron whose motives I most wanted to enquire into.
A 20-30ish man, well-dressed, hurried up to the adult reference desk a minute ago and said breathlessly: "Where are your books on fire trucks?"
Me: "For kids or for adults?"
Him: "It doesn't matter."
Me: "Are you looking for a specific piece of information? I'm seeing some titles here but I'm not sure they are relevant."
Him: "Like what?"
Me: "There is one about fire chiefs' cars, but it is at another branch."
Him: "Well do you have anything here?"
Me: "It looks like we have some in Junior Nonfiction. Let me show you where they are."
I take him to the books, walking as fast as I have ever walked across the library, and he says, "This is great. Do you have more?"
Me: "If we have any in the adult section they will be at this same number, but on the other side of the library."
Him: "THANK YOU!"
What did you need to know, fire truck man?