April 17, 2007

Lisa: word to the wise

When I am in the middle of helping someone else,

1) Do not slam your hand down on the counter and shout, "WWWWWWWWWAKE UP!!!!"

2) Do not follow that up with an enthusiastic statement about how people don't have to be quiet in the library anymore.

3) When I turn my attention to you, do not ask me an asinine question about whether we have a certain tax form that you already know we don't have ON THE DAY TAXES ARE DUE.

4) Do not finish our interaction with an exhortation to "SMILE!!!"

See, I normally give exemplary customer service. I pride myself on it. But when you hit me with all of the above, I have no alternative but to give you the bitch stare of death through the fog of rage that has suddenly enveloped me. Two other customers rushed over and immediately started empathizing with me, which means that either you JUST WENT TOO FAR, or that they took pity on the pregnant lady who looked like she was going to burst a blood vessel.

Either way, please, don't do those things.

Posted by lisa at April 17, 2007 08:02 PM

Librarian, Librarian, Make me a match. Find me a find. Catch me a catch. And for heavens sake SMILE!! tee-hee sorry.

Posted by: Jeremy on April 18, 2007 10:37 AM

Aren't taxpayers the worst? Especially when you're pregnant. I feel your pain, and the blood vessel bursting. I have been there myself! I'm so sorry! I hope today goes better.

Posted by: Meredith on April 18, 2007 12:36 PM

I'm sad you didn't blog the finger guns. That was my favorite part...

Posted by: Mallory on April 19, 2007 03:55 PM

I hope you topped off the "bitch stare of death" with a heaping scoop of "sarcasm for the stupid."

Posted by: Emily on April 23, 2007 10:21 AM
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