We turn lost things over to Security, so I told the customer I'd call their office and ask if they had the item. The dispatcher answered with the office's standard greeting, then added a "Hi, Kathy" at the end. I was taken aback, and a bit disquieted. The Security office isn't anywhere close to my desk; how did he know who was working at the desk?
(Then I remembered--mounted on the ceiling not too far from the desk, next to a couple of light fixtures, a stereo speaker, and a head for the sprinkler system was a security camera. They could see me.)I knew the camera was there, but had conveniently forgotten. Until today's reminder.
I decided to give the officer the benefit of the doubt; the mall was very slow and there probably wasn't too much action to keep on top of. However, for the rest of my shift whenever I had to do any potentially embarrassing things I stepped into the desk office where the camera couldn't see.
Five years ago today: New Thing #256--Tattoo You