Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Planner Sighting: Hidden in the Library


Just the other day, I spotted a planner-like binder I had never noticed before.  One of our patrons—a regular for a few years now—was carrying what looked like a planner.  I had never noticed it before, so I don’t know if carrying it is something new for him or if he’s always had it and kept it in a bag.  But there it was, in his hand the other day, and the day after that too.  Of course I eyed it and tried to see if it was an official planner, but I can’t seem to bring it up in conversation for fear that the patron and/or my coworkers would think I’m nuts.  (Well, my coworkers already think I’m an organizational nut, but we keep that hidden from the patrons as best we can.)  I’m not sure that it is an official planner, and I don’t think it’s a Filofax.  But I can say that it has a very similar look to the Slimline Guildford—it is a thin binder (thinner than the personal but larger than the slimline, more like the compact Guildford might be is one were to be made), black, and has that well-worn leather look.  I don’t know what he uses it for, maybe just notes, as there are a lot of papers stuffed into it.  Perhaps one day I’ll brave a conversation about it.  Until then, I’ll just admire it from afar…

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  1. I was at a deli a while back and saw a lady with a planner out on her table. I was dying of curiousity to know what kind it was. I never could tell. All I knew was that it was 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and had 7 rings - probably a Franklin Covey or Day Timer. I wanted so badly to go talk planner with her. I didn't. It was hard not to.

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    1. I find that spotting a planner "out in the wild" is a delicate balance of curiosity and not looking like a crazed lunatic. ;-)

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  2. I agree...im completely obsessed with planners and especially filofax, and its a real struggle for me to stop myself from haranguing the owner when I spot one "out in the wild"

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    1. I very rarely find out "out in the wild" anymore. Most pele around here use their smartphones for planning and keeping random notes. So I look like the dinosaur carrying around my paper system, lol. This is why I get very excited when I see someone carrying a planner, especially if they're younger than me!

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