“No. They literally give me their garbage.”

Talking to my mom after work:

Miss Print: “I’m tired of people giving me their garbage at work.”

Mom: “People you work with?”

Miss Print: “No. Patrons.”

Mom: “Well, that’s just part of your job. Just don’t fixate on it.”

Miss Print: . . . “No. They literally give me their garbage. To throw out for them.”

Mom: “Oh! That’s disgusting.”

Miss Print: “Yeah. They give me the reserve slips from their books all crumbled up and ask me to throw them out. Where else would that ever be acceptable?”

Mom: “Nowhere. Say no. Tell them there are garbage pails all around the library.”

Miss Print: “People get really annoyed when I do that.”