Reference Fun

After a particularly hectic reference shift, the last three events summed up the shift.

Event #1 – I manage to get someone hacked off at me.

Event #2 – I go to reboot a computer in the middle of logging on a profile by turning off the CPU and… then I watched in horror as I turned off the wrong computer! By the grace of God, the student was very nice and not at all bothered that I had turned off her unit. I felt like a flustered idiot. “I am so smart. S-M-R-T.”

Event #3 – I check the schedule to see who is coming to be punished next and realize I was not even on the schedule the last hour when all the above bedlam ensued. Great.

–Jane, otherwise, very productive day

One thought on “Reference Fun

  • April 4, 2006 at 5:26 pm
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    Don’t feel too bad about shutting down the wrong computer. I did it too and that student was in the middle of a paper. Students are quite generous when you mess up I find. Very thankful for Word and autosave. Sorry that the desk provided such excitement especially since you weren’t even scheduled.

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