I was working the reference desk the other night and these two young men with beautiful Jamaican accents came to my desk to ask about library cards. As I talked, the one pointed to his own nose (in reference to my nostril stud) and said, "Cute."
That made me smile. I thanked him.
Later, after I was done explaining about library cards, the same guy said, "You're pretty. I like you."
Flustered, I said, "Thanks... so does my boyfriend."
He thanked me and wished me a good night, and I did likewise. Then he left through the entrance door.
What I should have said: "Thanks, but reference sources are non-circulating."