You might have noticed…our phone isn’t working. We can’t dial out, we can’t receive calls, and sorry, but there is no way to leave a message. It’s a problem that started on Friday and hopefully will be resolved soon. Yes, we’ve called the technicians. Yes, they’ve been out. Yes, it was fixed…for an hour. But sadly, we’re back to no phone. Phone Gods, if you’re listening…please send help!!
In the meantime, we’ve noticed a few things about our phone (or lack thereof).
#1. It is actually a nice, quiet library environment without a phone. Sure, no one can call to book the internet, but when we’re busy, we don’t have to stop fourteen times to answer when it rings. This equals more productivity.
#2. The internet is still busy, busy, busy. I guess not being able to call and book a computer hasn’t stopped everyone from finding ways to check email and Facebook. Now they just drop in and schedule a time!
#3. The fax machine ISN’T the ancient relic people seem to think it is. We can still make emergency phone calls! (Or calls for book holds. Or calls to the Bell repairmen.)
#4. We’re not spreading germs! If someone were to get a cold right now, we wouldn’t have to break out the Clorox disinfectant wipes every three minutes.
#5. We can fool people when we call from the fax machine. Since we’re on another line, anyone with call display can’t tell that it’s us calling from the library. It makes for some fun conversations! (We’re not trying to fool people, it just happens.)
If you try to call us and can’t get through, please understand that we’re doing all we can to get things back in order. But for now, we’re enjoying the quiet and trying to make the best of it. (And the Gods listened! Our phone is working once again!)