Wednesday, July 13, 2011

File Under Tales from the Library

From today's phone reference stint...

Patron: Can you send for the book from Canada?
Me: No, we can't get books from Canada, anymore.
(This continued back and forth for a while til I said: Canada is a separate country from the US.)
Patron: No, it's not. It's a province.
Me: ... (Well, no, I didn't pause. I stupidly tried to explain.)

Feeling: bemused