I work in one of the smaller branches of my school library system. Since it's small, I have the advantage of recognizing most of the patrons who come in with any degree of regularity. Lately, I've been noticing a certain boy every time he's there when I'm working.
The first time I talked to him, he was checking out a book while his very gay friend and/or classmate was talking loudly about something on the computer. We smiled at each other, sort of rolling our eyes at his friend.
The second time, he was doing a project that involved getting lots of material that's kept in the staff area of the library. He (and others working on the same sort of project) kept me busy helping them all day. At the end of the day he apologized for keeping me so busy. I think I told him it was fine, since it was my job. (What I really wanted to say was that I was more than happy to do it for him, since he's so good looking and nice.)
Sadly, on this day I'd been out with friend the night before, had gotten very little sleep, and wasn't looking my best.
The third time we talked was arguably the best and most awesome. I was standing around talking to my bosses about the hours over winter break. He walked in the library and stood there sort of vacantly for a moment. He then said "I know I came in here for a reason, but I don't remember what it was."
One of my bosses said "I do that with my kitchen all the time."
I said something in response to my boss.
Then he said, "Maybe if I walk out and walk back in with a purpose I'll remember." So he did. I didn't get to talk to him any more that evening, so I expect he never figured out why he came in.
Next time he's in, I'm going to be sure to talk to him. Sadly, working at the library isn't the best place to flirt with people, but I can at least be nice. I don't have anything really invested in getting to know him, which is why this is lighthearted. I just wanted to share, and will share more as more things happen. Maybe this will turn into the next big 4-ch love story? Librarians are moe, riiiight?