Due to the strenuous pressure of exams, I am sitting here covering tonight’s shift for the girl that usually comes on Thursday nights. Having done Thursdays before, there were many familiar faces, as well as a few faces I could not recognise.
One student, however, was unusually delighted to see me again, and greeted me with a big smile and open arms. I was quite taken aback by this, as I am not the most chummy type of person, nor am I one to make physical contact with others, no matter how slight it may be (sorry future boyfriend).
Nonetheless, she was very warm and friendly, asked how I had been, why I hadn’t been here, etc. And although I like to sit here at the front desk and answer your questions in between thinking about various things, it is small, subtle things like what happened today that really make it worth working here!