A library worker was passing by Desks with tall partition shelves on the left Cafe with tables and vending machines on the right. And on the left was a visitor hunkered down Hiding and eating food. This was seen as the worker continued on her path. She had seen him doing the same thing earlier that week. Straight diagonal line across Was a security guard looking down Reading a text from likely his pregnant girlfriend in her first trimester. She tended to have ectopic pregnancies. All this was within 20 feet Of each other, Visitor and guard. All the worker could do was make a quiet laugh of disbelief. The guard was the only one. Two floors to walk; an 8 hour shift. This one person guard duty had Been in effect for four years. He had complained about not Moving up though he's been there For a decade at least. The patron had frozen when he sensed someone passing by. He looked to be at least in his late 20's. The guard was not on break. No hat, no badge, no gun He was just a guy in a navy blue uniform Given the job of protecting both Staff and visitors Of upholding building rules And code of conduct. But this was not the first time He was distracted Previously it was ex girlfriend and their little girl The guard admits to not being in the present By all the worries in his mind. The worker knows of that habit When she was one of the many he would voice his problems at. In fact, there were many on staff He would voice his worries to. Even a family member of the worker had mentioned that habit. (not that it mattered, but the guard likely didn't know they were related). This guard and his sharing his woes. They were both in the men's bathroom. And the guard kept going on about his misery Even though the other guy had washed his hands and was long done. The worker penciled a note and Made way quickly to her supervisor. The note only roughly said there was A patron who should be informed about library rules. He had done the same thing once before, days ago. The supervisor stated the guard on duty would be notified to politely let the patron know. The worker bee could quote Library rules about food, as She and her fellow workers had Found garbage, empty wrappers and even fresh apple cores from others patrons before. "Covered drinks at the desks, But eating food only in the cafe please."