Thursday, January 25, 2007

Miss Information is less invisible today and that doesn’t work out so well, either.

There is just so much going on this week. Today the branch is filled with managers from around the region who are here for some kind of meeting or something. The managers sometimes need to check their e-mail and so they use the computers in the librarians’ main workroom/secret clubhouse/rumpus room. However, Miss Information was all alone when a manager she didn’t know came into the room. The woman was friendly and expressed an interest in using a computer. Miss Information was packing up her stuff to return to the reference desk. In her right hand she was carrying a couple of publisher’s catalogues and a pen. In her left hand she was carrying her coffee mug.

For some reason, the manager introduced herself to Miss Information. She even extended her hand for a friendly handshake. Miss Information’s left hand was the easily accessible one and it would have been a snap to balance the coffee cup on the catalogues and shake hands left-handed. Unfortunately Miss Information’s mother always said that this was a social faux pas. So, in order not to be thought of as a barbarian, Miss Information juggled her stuff so that the publisher’s catalogues and the coffee cup were in her left hand and was relieved that she could shake hands properly with her right hand.

And this is how Miss Information ended up stabbing one of the regional managers with a pen.

6 Comments:

At 9:22 PM, Anonymous kdorian said...

That's what she gets for trying to shake hands with someone whose hands were full!

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger No one asked us said...

HA HA HA HA!

 
At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Miss Print said...

Where Miss Print works it is the patrons who seem to think that they are invisible. She can think of no other explanation for those who choose to engage in unseemly behaviours like nose mining, followed by a thorough examination of the treasures unearthed lest they be gold.

Miss Print has been tempted on occasion to offer them a spoon (it would be a shame to miss one), or perhaps a bit of salt and pepper for those who are inclined to recycle.

 
At 8:20 AM, Blogger dosak said...

I wanted to say how much I enjoy your writing!! Try again for grad school next year. A fan also in the tpl world

 
At 3:38 AM, Blogger Tiny Little Librarian said...

Ohhh dear! But I agree with kdorian.
And man, I wish we had a rumpus room...

 
At 6:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss information with coffee mug in her left hand!Cool!

 

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