Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Today's harrasment

Patron: Do you have any lotion?
Me: No, we don't, sorry.
Patron: No, do you have any?
Me: No, I don't, sorry.
Patron: Really? You don't have any in your purse? Someday you'll get more ladylike...I guess you look like sort of an Indiana Jones type.
Me: I'm sorry I don't have any lotion. Can I help you with anything else?
Patron: A great big hug.
Me: Can I help you with anything library-related?


Five seconds later, different patron: Can I borrow a pen, babe?


Ick, ick ick!

7 comments:

  1. Do you ever just stare at someone who makes a comment like that? Though I like your answer

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    1. I don't bother to mention it in the blog, but actually *every* comment like that is met with a few seconds of horrified/uncomprehending staring before I say anything in reply. Good question!

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  2. are there any repeat offenders? can you give em the stinkeye?

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    1. Fortunately not, for me at least (I alienated the only patron who was trending that way by refusing to pretend that a word he had made up was a real word), but if there were, I would.

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  3. Should librarians have tasers?

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    1. One the one hand, I love it. On the other hand, the police already have to come here often enough.

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