Mary Brooding
Unskilled at Peopling reporting for duty.
Mon Sep 3, 2018 22:21

"It's not my proudest tactic," Mary laughed, appreciating Tarquin's tension-breaking jokes. She really was a wreck amongst adults, particularly when she was supposed to be one of them. "But it's only made a difference for one so far, so I think the library can stay open for now," she added.

Tarquin went on to look a bit nervous himself and Mary felt a little better, although it was immediately felt bad for feeling better. "That helps a lot," she said. "I wasn't sure how he was sorting them really, so anything I can learn is sure to help. Do you know about these things because of your work here or from other experiences?"

She let her eyes wander the area near the desk for a moment, wondering what she could learn about the man she was speaking with. The items that sit in a person's sightline everyday surely have an impact on the person themselves, or reveal something about the person who must've put them there. She noticed a display from the McLeod Foundation and smiled, appreciating a workplace that felt so open to her if she was interested in coming out to more people.

"Sonora's really lovely," she said, pointing out the display with a nod. "I love seeing students take such an initiative in the community.

  • But not mutually skilled at peoplingTarquin Fox-Reynolds, Mon Sep 3 05:10
    Mary's explanation did a reasonable amount to quell the doubt that had been nagging at Tarquin's mind. A teacher wanting to make a particular effort to connect with a student had, to him, implied... more
    • Unskilled at Peopling reporting for duty. — Mary Brooding, Mon Sep 3 22:21
      • Oh no. I thought you had the people skills.Tarquin Fox-Reynolds, Tue Sep 4 06:56
        “Oh, pretty sure there’s slogans and stuff about that being the point. ‘If you just get through to one of them then blah de blah,’” he twirled a hand vaguely, “Though I suspect the school board... more
        • All the people skills.Mary Brooding, Tue Sep 4 17:47
          Mary laughed, appreciating Tarquin's dry humor. He seemed like the kind of person who was only secretly invested in students and in Sonora and she doubted he expressed the thought openly very often.... more
          • Phew, glad somebody brought someTarquin Fox-Reynolds, Sat Sep 15 21:26
            “I don’t know… I think when I was an angsty teenager - a long, long time ago - I’d have given a lot to know that someone was on my side. That someone else had felt what I felt and that it would get... more
            • One people or one skills?Mary Brooding, Sat Sep 15 22:00
              Tarquin's advice was kind and encouraging. It was clear that he cared about students and staff and she wondered just how much he saw behind that desk of his. He'd certainly have access to more... more
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