Because of the policy changes to the computers, our community/non-UZ patrons have been coming up to the desk to discuss the new restrictions with us. Oh it's fun to be bitched at.
One such patron came up with his little girlfriend to speak to me. He's a young guy. Doesn't even look college age. He's got thick blonde hair. He's looks clean, but his clothes are a little worn out. His girlfriend is the same.
Patron: Why did you restrict the public computers?
Me: We wanted to make more computers available to students.
Patron: What's the policy with the science labs? Can we go in there?
I assume he's asking about the science library computer labs.
Me: You can go in and check books out, but I don't know what their computer policy is.
Patron: No, I meant the science laboratories.
He pulls out a small stoppered vial.
Patron: I make rat poison for my friends because they don't like to buy it, and I wondered if I could use the university labs to do it.
The vial has a watery red liquid in it, and I am officially weirded out.
Me: Um, I don't know what the lab policies are, but I doubt that they'd let you use them for that.
Patron: You don't think so?
He tucks the vial back into his bag.
Me: Like I said, I don't know for sure, but highly doubt it.
Patron: Well, thanks.
He walks out with his girlfriend.
Later I mention the exchange to my boss.
Boss: Rat poison's slang for LSD.
Me: You serious?
Boss: Yeah, I can't believe he showed you his stuff.
Me: I can't believe I didn't know.
Boss: Haven't you ever done LSD?
Me: Yes, I will tell my boss if I've done LSD.
He laughs and shelves a book on a cart. I narrow my eyes.
Me: Have you done LSD?
Boss: Yeah, I'll freely admit I have.
Me: Well, I haven't.
Boss: Why not?
Me: Um...The idea that I could have flashbacks five years later didn't appeal to me.
Boss: Yeah, that does suck.
I'm pretty much speechless now.
Boss: Do you think Laura or Kyle have?
Me: Um, don't know. Either Kyle hasn't, or he currently is. Hey, is there anything else you want to tell me? All this info is very useful.
Boss laughs again. He's a real laid-back, easy-going guy.
Me: Does being Springsteen's brother mean anything?
Boss: No, why?
Me: Well, a couple nights ago, another community member was claiming to be his brother and that Bruce comes to visit him every few days and seeing as how I'm such an innocent, I thought I should ask.
Boss: No, claiming to be Springsteen's brother is just crazy talk.