A man stumbled up to the desk. He looked at me and stumbled over to the ederly lady who looked like him. He began mumbling something about the railing fell.
She fell right into his trap. What are you saying? Can you show me exactly where this occured? ( Istopped listening, until it seemed as if she believed him.)
I watched them walk away together. He was stumbling and swaying from side to side. The other librarian returned to the desk shortly afterward. She was shaking her head and mumbling that something was wrong with that patron.
She then asks me what she should do. I told her to call security. She didn't take my advice.
10 minutes passed and she tells me that she is going to walk around and check for him because she hadn't seen the patron.
I kept my eyes on the computer screen and told her that he was probably in the reading center in the back corner.
She returned to the desk and reported that the patron had climbed on one of the tables and was sleeping.
The Temporary Part-time As Needed Librarian(who works in this department every week:)
What should I do?
Me: Call security like I told you earlier.
Security comes. As the guard escorts the patron to the elevators, the patron says to the guard, " I just laid down to get a good rest!"