Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Miss Information has lost the will to live.

Again.

Miss Information had been scheduled to attend a library training session on Wednesday. She wasn't looking forward to it. It was inconvenient to get to and she would have to pay to park. She really hates paying for parking. But what the hell? It was an afternoon away from her usual venue and that's got to count for something.

Tuesday, her supervisors let her know that she is no longer going, because--get this--she isn't considered "important" enough to attend.

Sweet. If only they hadn't mentioned this a second after she arrived at work, part of the day might have been salvaged.

Miss Information put on a brave face and tried to get on with her day. She's spent several months on a big weeding project and she decided to carry on with that. As she was pulling books off the shelf, she was approached by a page. (For the uninitiated, pages are the lowest paid, hardest working staff members. The library couldn't function without them.) The page told her that the weeding project had been completed while she was on vacation. She was mystified. Completed by whom? It was her project.

She stormed off to clarify this with the guy in charge. It turned out the page had been misinformed. The project had not been completed. It was just decided that the project was no longer "important" enough to care about.

Sweet. Miss Information spent the rest of the day trying not to mind.

6 Comments:

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been decided that this post is no longer "important" enough to read about.

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Delta said...

What ELSE would a peon in a library be called BUT a page?

 
At 4:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Reader totally empathizes with Miss Information, since he, too, is not important enough to do anything but swab out the toilet. (And he usually gets told he’s doing that wrong.)

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger One Lowly Page said...

"For the uninitiated, pages are the lowest paid, hardest working staff members. The library couldn't function without them."


Yep... that's the damn truth.

 
At 2:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you like to come over and weed here? We are currently at roughly 125% capacity, and none of those in charge of weeding seems to care. I can even provide you with pages to do the grunt work. Please?

 
At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

quote: "Anonymous said...
Would you like to come over and weed here? We are currently at roughly 125% capacity, and none of those in charge of weeding seems to care. I can even provide you with pages to do the grunt work. Please?"

Maybe you should be doing that instead of surfing the internet?

 

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