Another annoying conversationMiss Information and her co-workers have spent the day analysing the details of an angst-inducing workplace re-structuring. Tsunami, what tsunami? All the employees have taken on the disposition of a tragic heroine from a bad Scandinavian movie. So really the kind thing to do is to just leave them the hell alone in their anguish.
But the public is oblivious to the obvious suffering and continue in their selfish pursuit of knowledge. Bastards.
One such customer called asking to "speak with someone about the poetry reading later this month". Miss Information was unaware of any upcoming poetry reading and was almost unable to work up the energy to find out. After a painfully long and unsuccessful search she asked whether the person on the phone could provide any more detail.
She said "Oh, yes, I had a phone call and a fax from a librarian named Debbie...."
Why she couldn't just have asked for Debbie in the first place is a mystery that Miss Information is far too disturbed to wonder about.