|Trope Namer. No, really.|
Picture the scene: A hero faces off against his father's killer. The hero has trained his whole life for this moment. He spits out his father's name and the villain... has no idea what he is talking about. The trope of "But for Me, It Was a Tuesday" is generally known more as a villainous trope, proof that the villain has done so much evil in his or her life that the hero's most horrible moment was for the villain just another day. There are times, though, that "But for Me, It was a Tuesday" applies to librarians as well.
Let me 'Splain
The other day a librarian I know received an email addressed to the reference staff and herself. In the email a college-age kid thanked the staff for their efforts in helping him pick a science fair project years before. He said the project had won him the fair and a love for computers and now he was training to become a computer technician. The problem was, no one could remember the kid at all. So many science fair projects, so many kids in and out, that a change in someone's life had happened and well, it was just another Tuesday.
|Never noticed that was a sign...|