Why did this guy approach the desk and just decide to share his craziness with me.
The patron approached the desk and just looked at me. He didn't say anything for 3 seconds. Finallly, I asked, " Do you need help finding a book?"
Patron, " Um, no.........Oh yes, I do need a book."
Me: "Do you know the title or the subject that you are looking for?"
Patron: "No, yes............I want a grammar book........No, I want to know about sentence structure..................."
I began looking for a title that discussed grammar. I found some titles and was about to print them.
Patron: "Oh, no, I want to know how to better understand what I read."
Me: "So you want something in regard to reading and comprehension?"
I began looking for that type of book and abandoned the search for a grammar book.
Patron: "No, I want a book on how to read faster"
Me: "So you want a book that will teach you how to speed read?"
Patron: "No, I want to learn to read faster!"
Me: "Yes, that is called speed reading."
I find a title, print out the information and take him to the section where the book is shelved.
I tell the patron, "This is the section where you want to be. There are grammar and reading books."
I return to the desk and the patron followed me.
Patron: " I want another book. I want one on grammar."
I searched for a specific title and told him, "It's in the same section we just left and I told you that you would find what you needed there. No, you decided to follow me back to the desk instead of just looking for what you needed."
****The grammar books were on shelf above the speed reading books. Yes, I know this is a part of the job that I have chosen, but does it mean they are allowed to drive me crazy?