April A-Z Topic: Jobs
Now don't get me wrong, I love my workmates! They're all wonderful and talented librarians. But that's just it, they're librarians, so sometimes financial things go right over their heads.
Take the other morning, for example, when a workmate came up to my desk and asked that question I've come to dread.
Workmate: So, Kellie, do you think you could get me a copy of that report?
Kellie: (looking confused) Um … sure … which report is that exactly?
Workmate: You know, the one we were looking at the other day.
Kellie: (thinking of the thirty odd reports they looked at) Oh, of course. So you want the forecast report?
Workmate: No, the one we were looking at before, remember?
Kellie: The expenditure one?
Workmate: (getting frustrated) No, the other one!
Kellie: (guessing wildly) The budget one? The salary one? The one about the mole I had removed last week?
Finally, quite a long time later and after an impromptu game of charades, I worked out what she was asking for. Relief! I knew which report she wanted. I could get it for her, then spend the rest of the day hiding under my desk incase she made me go through this again. Then, the corker.
Workmate: Oh, and could I get a copy of the other one too?
Kellie: Which other one?
Workmate: The other one we were just talking about.
I give up.