Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Miss Information is annoyed by teenagers

Miss Information is usually slightly...well... cranky. Today, however, she is in a spectacularly bad mood--stomping bunnies, torching orphanages, evicting little old ladies from their apartments bad.

So of course today is the day the high school across the street decides the little hoodlums and maniacs have learned enough and opens the cage doors at noon. And don't all those precious darlings head directly for the library. It's a nice warm day where else would they go? A park?The mall? God forbid, home?

Miss Information admits that she was a total loser in high school, but even she did not go to the library when she got out of school early. No, she and her loser friends would sit on the hill behind the high school and talk about their pathetic loser selves. Wasn't high school fun? Sure would love to go back...

At any rate, these students came to the library in droves to engage in fun activities--talking loudly in the quiet areas, running in stacks, pushing each other around, yelling in the stairs (hey, man cool echo), pressing the elevator alarm button, having water fights in the washroom and generally making Miss Information's life miserable.

Obviously these activites were completely exhausting because whenever Miss Information asked a group to move along to the exit, they were only able to take a couple of the tiniest steps and then--rest for a while, consult with friends, shout at people across the building (too tired to get closer), wait for a sign from god...whatever. Eventually they did leave the building but not before other customers died of old age waiting for Miss Information to come back to the Reference Desk and help them.

Miss Information is pretty sure she's going vandalize any works of art she comes across on her way home. It's just been that kind of day.


At 12:18 AM, Blogger void said...

LOL. Your a hoot! ... don't hit my face.

At 5:31 AM, Blogger Stuart Thomson said...

When I was a kid we used to get up to all the tricks in the book, although I have to say I somehow managed to refrain from misbehaving in libraries. Looking back though this was perhaps due to my lack of interest in them at a young age.

If only I had known there was a chance the librarian would stomp a bunny, torch an orphanage or hassle some old lady in her own home I would have been there in a shot.

I hate to say it Miss I but, even though I don't know your age, you're showing it.

At 9:54 AM, Blogger WordWhiz said...

Can't imagine why teenagers would visit a library. It is clear they know so much more than their elders (just ask them!), what would be the point??

Cute story. I always enjoy your posts! Even when you're irritated, your descriptions make me wish I was a librarian!

At 10:40 PM, Blogger joe said...

Arts & Letters Daily today contains this note: "It’s brutal, the poetry world. Corruption, back stabbing, fraud – much of it exposed by a chipper and rather dangerous librarian..." with a link.


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