Thursday, 9 May 2013

Whatever Makes You Happy

At the library, a man using the computer next to me called out to a librarian and asked her if she could help him read some of the writings on the document he was browsing.  After trying to help, the librarian suggested that her colleague would be the best person to help, as she's familiar with the language in the document.

While the man was waiting for the other librarian to assist him, I suggested that if he magnified the screen he might be able to see better. He said he didn't know how to do it so I did it for him. The other librarian soon arrived and they managed to figure out what was in the document. 

Later it occurred to me how none of us were concerned about why the man was looking at the document on the computer. We were just interested in helping him fulfil his objective.

And the man was very happy and grateful, which made me very happy.


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