First Day on the Job
Well, there was a little bit of trial-by-fire, but a lot of what I used to do at my former public library job came back to me, and the other stuff was provided by a lot of helpful co-workers. Maybe I lucked out, but everybody I spoke with was really nice and appreciative.
I also was offered a free bike. Not just any bike, but a premium brand name one with a frame for a shortie like me. Patron said he'd found it really cheap at a yard sale, thinking he'd give it to his daughter, but she's actually too long in the legs for it in spite of her small stature.
I said I'd think about it, because I'm not sure where I'd store a bike, but it sure would be fun to have a bike that wouldn't make me feel as if I'm going to fall over every time I stop moving. (As a teenager on a visit to upstate New York--on what is now referred to as "Uncle S's 'Back to Bataan' Bike Ride"--I nearly fell off my uncle's boyhood Schwinn into a ditch!)
So yeah, worked the Ref Desk and Circ, helped patrons, got offered a bike, and then watched turtles munch on grapes leftover from a party (my buddy the Teen Librarian probably is the kindest to those crazy reptiles).
I kinda like that place.