All the staff members of my local video store are pretty cool: friendly, efficient, funny, and knowledgeable. I do have a favorite, though, and every time I see him, my preference is reinforced. To whit:
Each time I check out, I ask, “Will my library book set off the beeper?” Usually, the response is along the lines of, “Oh, yeah, why don’t I pass that to you?”
Yesterday, I asked Favorite Clerk, “Will my library book set off the beeper?”
His small professional smile split into a grin and his eyebrows wiggled as he said “Let’s see!”
edited July 2009 to add: Reader, I married him.