Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oh People...

Today is one of those days in which my school appears to be encompassed in a fog bubble.
Last night, as I was going for a run around campus, I was heading toward the area that will be our athletic field.  Last night was foggy as well, and the whole space of fields, which is lower than the rest of campus, pitch black.  On the other side of the river, far off in the distance, a few light were visible through the dense and near to earth clouds, thus creating a very eerie sensation as I looked out at it.

I work for security as a Security Student Assistant.  While I have my desk jobs, I also act as a public relations person because people often stop by my desk asking various question.  Now, where my desk is located used to be the library entrance desk.  You would be amazed at the number of people who come by, begin to walk past me, I say, "Can I help you with anything?", they say, "I was looking for the library," or, "Can we still get to the library through here?" (disclaimer:  they are looking at two clear doors that say "campus security" and a wall on the other side), and I look at them and say, "No, the only entrance to the library is now through the front."

And then there are the people who want to know why off campus students have to park so far away and resident students can park nearer campus.  Well, resident students live here and they get priority on the parking near their dorms.

But, one of my favorites was when a student came and asked if the ID Machine was working (it had been broken for some time).  I said no.  The student replied with a complaint of how inconvenient it was, etc.  After I apologized for the inconvenience, the student replied with, "Oh, that's ok, I don't have any money with me right now." (to buy a new ID).  Oh goodness.

So, this is my job.  I really do love it, though.  My boss is great fun, I get to see lots of people as they walk by, and I have made friends with the IT department : )

And, just for laughs...especially for those who know that I typically have a million tabs open on my computer:


1 comment:

  1. after working in customer service for 8 yrs i am no longer surprised at the things the general public ask. I could write a book.


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