"Nametags, school colors, and mascots, oh my!"
Anyway, my supervisor found me this morning and told me three times to make sure that I wore my nametag to the Annual Library Staff picnic, so wanting to seem like I 'got the point,' I said, "oh, we all wear nametags so we can get to know each other better...? That's a good idea."
"No, actually we wear them because homeless people try and come and eat our food from the picnic, so your nametag shows that you work here and allows you to eat lunch. It is actually kind of comical when this happens."
So my blog from yesterday was even funnier when I thought about it today as I joined the 100+ library employees within our library system, at the picnic. I tried to envision a bunch of overworked, underappreciated librarians mulling around outside the library chain smoking and telling the "no, I had the worst patron ever," stories, but I was pleasantly surprised. I sat around with some fellow student staff members that are friends by way of classes that we've had together; we enjoyed the food and the weather-it is sunny and 68 degrees in the Motor City today-and talked about the recent ALA Conference that some had attended. It went off without a hitch.