I had to just post a second time today because I had to vent about what just occurred. As most of you know, we have public access internet/word processing computers at the library. The public can come in and use our computers to do whatever they need to do, including free access to high speed internet. And there's like...10 or so of these computers. Now, my library is always pretty busy. Like it may be the most congested library ever. I mean, people are lined up waiting to get in in the morning. Have you ever HEARD of that?? It's crazy! Anyway, we have this one really wretched, demanding patron who only comes in to use the computer. She's like...writing a book or something. Despite her bad attitude, I am always helpful and friendly to her. Today? She SHHHHHSHED me. I was helping a little old lady who could barely speak due to a stroke find a book that she wanted and we were discussing the merits of "The Red Tent" very enthusiastically. And this bitch SHHUSHED ME. Excuse me, BitchAss? But if anyone is doing any shushing up in here, it's ME. So, I ignored her. Then, like 10 minutes later, I'm walking back to the same section helping another very sweet, very rotund man find a Bill Bryson book. Now, I incidentally love Bill Bryson so we're chatting about which ones of his books we like and why-you know EXACTLY WHAT ONE WOULD DO IN A LIBRARY WHEN ASSISTING SOMEONE SELECT A BOOK and BitchAss YELLS "Isn't this the LOUDEST LIBRARY?!" and the man I'm with turns around and goes "Well, shut up then." Me and this man? Permanent BFF. I mean, have you ever in your life encountered anything so RUDE? Lady? You're damn right this library is loud. Because at any given time there's 50 people in it. Half of which can't hear, and the other have of which are mom's with children. So if you would like utter silence? My idea? Do not write your book in a PUBLIC PLACE. I know all of you who know me personally are like-dude, you're the loudest person I know and we all TOLD you we found it wholly inappropriate that you should be a librarian-but I assure you, I was talking at a moderate level. I was definitely NOT yelling nor was I being disruptive. And even if I was? I am the manager today. I could tap dance naked on the counter top while singing at the top of my lungs. And if she really has BEEF with the idle chatter that is disrupting her frantic emailing? Then she can approach me like someone with a spine and ask me if I would mind lowering my voice. Not SCREAM RUDE THINGS INTO THE AIR. God people. If you're going to be a frackin' asshat, at least develop some balls.
Jesse: Loosing faith in humanity, one person at a time.