This morning within fifteen minutes of opening, a former library employee popped by for a visit.
This in and of itself was weird. We were NOT close. She worked at a branch. We saw each other once a month for programmer meetings and probably did some chatting occasionally at those, but I couldn’t tell you three things about her if asked (other than the things I just told you, that is). She’s nice, but again, it’s weird.
She quit a few years ago to go to graduate school in….something. Physical therapy maybe? Lord only knows. In the time she’s been gone I guarantee you I’ve thought of her less than three times. It’s not that I dont’ like her-I just really don’t know her.
So anyway, she pops by and keeps saying “So what’s new?” and I say “Oh you know-just working. Summer Reading Club is starting” and she’ll say talk a little bit about that and then say “But really, what’s new? What’s been going on other than work?” And I’m like, is this an intervention? What’s happening. And the first thing that pops into my head is fertility treatments-that’s what’s new. That’s what’s going on other than work.
But obviously I’m not going to say that to her. I may wear my heart on my sleeve, but this would be excessive. So then I just blurt “Uh, well my husband just remodeled our bathroom.” because seriously? I can’t think of anything else.
IF has become my hobby.
*head hits desk*