Monday, September 12, 2005

A Day in the Life

In emailing with one of my colleagues, I found that she has been asked to write an article chroniclers a typical work day. The most humorous example of this which I know, was published by Library Journal more than 15 years ago. It was written by David Bryant, now director of the New Canaan Library. He was a director in New Jersey, and wrote a very humorous piece.

Well, the editor of the library newsletter in Wilton, convinced me to do the same about a typical day for me. It was one of those days, including dropping the youngest off at day care (so it had to be about 1989 or so), with Rotary, book selection, and a phone call from the elder son that he forgot his keys and broke the window in the back door to let himself (and his younger brother) in the house.

Funny, yes. True? Mostly. Now how about today:
  • Dropped my car keys in the storm drain
  • Called WPCA (sewer folks) who got them out
  • Visited a branch on the way back to work
  • Had a staff member at a short staffed branch resign
  • Call from the FBI for the old typewriter ribbons
  • Innumerable ALA Council emails over Councilors behaving badly
  • Met to deal with food for the weekend (I am co-Head Cook, how many coming....don't know yet. Could be 150, could be 200.) Ordered food for 175.
  • Made appointment for oil change & to fix dragging bumper part (from AUGUST!)
  • Attended City Council Budget and Appropriations Committee (made some folks nervous -- good!)
  • Got home for dinner at 7:45 pm
  • Had three phone calls about scouting stuff before dinner!
Typical day? No! Accurate? Mostly. Note to self: Write glowing thank you note to WPCA for prompt service. I have to say, I did not pull rank, and they were great!

1 comment:

  1. Hehe. I like the sewer drain part. :)