Actually, I don’t know why I’m fretting so much about COVID-mongering. Working at an empty campus is great. It’s like I have this gigantic working space that is drowning in lush greenery and equipped with a Starbucks, cafeteria, library, convenience store, and a bookstore just for me.
Today, I went to the library. The librarian looked at my ID and lit up. “Oh! You!” she exclaimed. “Finally we meet!”
I was confused but then she said, “I’m Deb from interlibrary loans. I’m the person who processes your requests!”
Deb and I have had an intense ILL relationship for years but never met. We waved at each other excitedly through plexiglass shields and layers of masks.