At the far end of the queue, you see the library staff busily scanning out books, but the line seems ominously long. The unconscious tapping of your foot is interrupted by an exasperated mumble up ahead, “Where is my card? It was just here.”
Repeated anxious glances at your watch does not help, but what can you do?
With no time to wait, you decide to take matters in your own hands. You walk over to the library's Self Check-Out machine. In mere moments, you scan your card, scan your books, and print a date due receipt. You can’t help but break into a little smile as you take your receipt and make your way to the exit.