Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Titles

Different ways I have been addressed while on the reference desk:
"Ma'am"
"Miss"
"Sir"
"Lil' mama"
"Shawty"
"Girl"


For the record, any of these are preferable to "Do you work here?" and also to patrons who just raise their hands or wordlessly gesture me over as though I am a waiter.

6 comments:

  1. ...but not S'am?

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    1. Nah, I haven't succeeded in making that a thing, sadly.

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  2. How about finger-snapping?

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    1. Oh man! In one of my favorite books, one character replies to another's suggestion by saying "Okay, we'll put it on the list. On a separate piece of paper. That is dragging in a puddle." That's about how I feel finger-snapping ranks on the list of best to worst ways to get my attention.

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  3. "Hey, you!" "Library lady!"

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