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A pleasant day with The Public - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
A pleasant day with The Public
Everyone in town is on happy gas today. It was the first bona-fide summer-like day we've had after an exceptionally cold and dreary winter. (Which I think killed a lot of hedges in my neighborhood; sniff.)

I had a great bus ride to work, where total strangers were being friendly with one another. Little children were practicing their different languages, and a college girl helped them learn the names of the different college years after they asked what grade she was in. A kind teenage boy helped a frazzled young mother--a complete stranger--calm down her antsy kids and get a stroller off the bus, while engaging an elderly lady in a talk. One of the language kids came over and played games with me while we waited for a train after we got off the bus (this is the most gregarious child I've ever actually met, but it wasn't in an obnoxious or intrusive way). The college girl complimented the children's grandmother on how well-behaved and nice they were. Everyone thanked the bus driver.

I worked the main info desk for an hour, and people came over to say hello and comment on the weather, and no one get testy over anything. I myself got my kicks today out of being polite and helpful to everyone who happened to come by, rather than just doing it because it's the right thing to do. It was fun.

Temperature drops tomorrow.


I feel a bit...: cheerful cheerful

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