Miss Information is annoyed by print media
It is the last day of spring
break, so you would think that Miss Information would be tired of children by
now. You'd be right. But she is much more tired of adults.
It is Saturday. One of the local
newspapers gives the library a stack of free copies to give away. The local
seniors have found out about this and Saturday mornings are getting ugly. Miss
Information usually arrives at 8:30 and there's already a line. She has no idea
when they start coming but by the time the library opens at 9 AM it's out of
The library posts a security guard next to
the stack to maintain order but someone always cuts the line and hell breaks
loose. Miss Information noticed a 12 year old boy staring in wonderment at the old people
shouting and pushing. It's amazing that anyone survives the Saturday morning
stampede of seniors.
Fortunately, the newspapers are gone by
9:03 and then everyone goes home, presumably to do crossword puzzles. Almost
everyone goes home. A woman who cut the line and was called out by 10 other
seniors and the security guard, stayed behind to protest the injustice. She
spent about an hour complaining to the person in charge about the entire thing.
Fortunately Miss Information was not involved except as a witness.
In the afternoon a man asked about the
library collection of newspapers. Man 1, as he shall now be known, wanted to look at
today's paper. The library has cleverly hidden the newspaper shelving so few
people can find it, so Miss Information got up and walked him over. There was
someone else (Man 2) looking at the papers and, because it is tucked away in a corner only
one person can access the collection at a time. Miss Information pointed it out
to the first man and suggested he give the other person a chance to finish
"What's he doing?" said Man
Miss Information suggested that Man 2 was picking
out a newspaper to read.
"Well, he's taking too long," said Man 1. "He's in my way!"
At this point Man 2 moved out of the way,
apologizing profusely. Miss Information also moved out of the way so she didn't punch someone herself.
Shouldn't adults be better at waiting their
Miss Information is annoyed on Saturday
First of all, it's cold.
Miss Information hates cold. So that's annoying.
Second of all, it's so cold that the
ticket machine in the parking lot is frozen and won't let her in until she
swipes her credit card. She likes to pay cash on Saturdays because the flat rate
is $5. So that's annoying.
Third of all, it's cold inside the
library. By 3:30, Miss Information has lost the feeling in her feet. It's not
like she didn't wear thick socks today either. That's really annoying.
Then there's actual work which is strange.
A man in a yellow hat ( but no monkey) keeps coming in although he's been banned
because he punched a random person for no apparent reason earlier in the week.
Security keeps throwing him out but he keeps coming back in. If he took off the
hat, no one would recognize him.
While talking to the person in charge
about Yellow Hat Guy, she disclosed that there had been a flasher in the branch
in one of the other departments earlier. He was wearing a trench coat. So
Around 3 pm, Miss Information has lost the
will to live and is just trying to keep warm by snuggling up with the printer
and picking out which books would make the best kindling.
Customer: Where is the men's washroom,
Miss Information: There is one on the
second floor and one in the basement.
Customer: I've tried them both. (he
Does he mean he tried and