Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sharing Our Stories: A Grateful Post!

Sometimes I complain about things that irritate me. When I was teaching, it was the copy machine. Why isn't "three hole punch" the default setting since almost everything we copied had to be three hole punched and binder ready? Why did we have to remember to select three hole punch each time we made copies? No one ever answered this problem to my satisfaction.

However, another common complaint of mine was solved by a librarian friend. I was frustrated every time I searched for a book in the library catalog and had to open the drop down menu to  select "Title".  I mean, who searches for a book by the "Keyword"? Why isn't "Title" the default setting? Enter my friend who listened to me complain and then pointed out that the Title is a Keyword! 

Eureka! One of life's little irritations was solved for me. Every time I open the library catalog to search for a book, I'm grateful that I no longer need to select title, but can just enter the title and the book will pop up as the first match. 

The moral of this story: Sometimes it's okay to grumble a bit, especially if you happen to grumble to the person who can solve your problem. I'm grateful to my friend Amy every time I search for a book in the library catalog. And I have one less thing to complain about too. And that's always a good thing!

To savor the magic of story, link your post at Sharing Our Stories.
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  1. Ramona, I can’t help chuckling over your irritation at the three-hole puncher in particular; where’s the logic, indeed?! I especially appreciate the idea of it being ok to grumble at occasional bends in the road to gratitude!

  2. lol, I love this! Grumbling, listening, helping, listening, friends, gratitude. Thanks for sharing!!! :D

  3. Isn't it nice when our grumbling reaches exactly the right ears? I loved this story!