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Three Lessons I’ve Learned About People from Being a Librarian (plus a bonus one)

Image (cc) Seattle Public Public Library by Kate B via Flickr

1. People don’t know how to ask for what they want

2. When it comes to money, it’s all relative

3. Assumptions are usually limiting

  • (After a preamble about how her question might be a little weird, the attractive lady whispered:) Do you have any books on S & M and bondage?
  • (An older lady approaches the desk) Where are the books for family members of someone who has cancer?

4. BONUS: Nobody reads signs

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