Thursday, August 20, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Patron: I need directions to this address.

Me: There are two addresses here. Which one do you need?

Patron: Oh, I don’t know.

She looked at me, as if I could somehow telepathically know which address on the flier she had to go to. I shrugged my shoulders and shook my head, to let her know that I didn’t know which address she needed directions to either.

Patron: Um, well, maybe the first one.

Me: Okay.

I punched her home address and the address of the destination into Google Maps and it said her address had multiple possibilities.

Me: Do you live on North Meadow Drive, or Meadow Drive.

Patron: I don’t know if it’s Drive or Road. It’s one of the two.

Me: But is it on North Meadow, or just Meadow?

Patron: Drive, I think.

Me: No, there’s a North Meadow Drive, and a Meadow Drive. Which one is yours?

Patron: The one on the Drive.


Patron: Um…Road?

*Deep breaths*

I could hear my coworker giggling, which wasn’t helping.

Me: There. Are. TWO. Meadows. In town. Do you understand?

Patron: Yes.

Me: They are BOTH. Meadow. Drive.

Patron: Okay.

Me: One. Is. NORTH. MEADOW. DRIVE. The other. Is. Just. MEADOW. DRIVE.

Patron: Oh.

Me: Your choice is NORTH MEADOW. OR! MEADOW.

Patron: I don’t know.

Me: What streets are near you?

Patron: Elm and Orchard.

Me: Okay, that’s NORTH Meadow Drive. Just so you know for the future.

When you need to know where your house is, you nitwit.



Leelu said...

*snuggles* I'd try to defend her by saying that maybe she just moved and wasn't sure yet, but...

No, just an idiot. Carry on.

Heh, my word ver is "wrismic," as in, "Zis moosick is vunderfully wrismic!"

BeckEye said...

It's amazing how much stupidity you come up against working in an institution dedicated to information and culture.

Bobby said...

Sigh that makes me sad but amused but most of all happy to be back on ur blog