YA kick

On Monday a woman came in returning a book I had chosen as a staff pick (I wrote up a little review and put it on a special display shelf with the other staff picks). The book was a young adult title called “Lily’s Ghosts” by Laura Ruby. It is one of my favorite titles. Upon asking the woman if she had read it she replied that she had. She added that she had lately been on a YA kick because she didn’t read much of it when she was a young adult.

I then told her that I was the one who had put out the staff pick. She replied, “Oh it’s you. Your recommendations are the main reason for this kick because a lot of the titles you put out are ones that appeal to me.”

Sometimes it’s nice to be appreciated for the little things.

“I’m all right.”

This is why I shouldn’t be allowed to speak when I’m at work.

Miss Print: “How’s it going?”

GC: “All right.”

Miss Print: “Why are you always all right? You’ve been saying that every time I ask for the past month. What’s wrong?”

GC: “All right is my blanket term.”

Miss Print: “So all right is okay . . . ”

GC: “Maybe if i win the lottery I’d say something else like okay.”

Miss Print: “That would be better than all right?”

GC: “Or ‘all right’ in all capital letters.”

Miss Print: “Okay . . . I’m glad we resolved that. I was worried.”

GC: “I appreciate the concern but I’m all right, all capital letters.”

Miss Print: “Glad to hear it.” [Walks away]