Thursday, March 08, 2007

Miss Information is annoyed by a genealogist

The genealogist, the mean one with the pink hair, calls to Miss Information. She wants to know why the computer isn’t letting her log on. Miss Information can think of a thousand reasons, but computers aren’t as petty and spiteful as she is. It is a quiet morning, but there are a few other Internet users happily tapping away, so it isn’t a network problem. It isn’t a problem with her card, the woman says because the other computer let her log on. The other computer? The woman points to the vacant computer next to the malicious one she is attempting to use. Yes, the woman explains that in order to test her library card she logged on to another computer, then she logged out, because she didn’t want to use the working computer, she wanted to use the non-working computer. Why? It’s got a better personality? The computers are identical in every way. Same software, same view of the wall, same proximity to the smelly guy…Miss Information is constantly baffled by this type of behaviour. One day she may be brave enough to ask. In the meantime, she logs the computer on for the woman, who probably just made a typo or something.

4 Comments:

At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Woeful said...

This is spectacularly funny! Ours is not to reason why...

 
At 7:54 AM, Anonymous almost-a-librarian said...

We have several patrons who think a particular computer is better than the others. The entire batch was purchased on the same exact date and have the exact same specs, but "this" computer is better than "that" one.

Also, the occasional user can't get into a website so it must be the computer. He/she/it logs off, moves onto a different computer, and doesn't understand why they are locked out ("I ONLY used 5 minutes" and should have 55 minutes left").

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger Omar Cruz said...

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At 5:08 PM, Blogger No one asked us said...

I hate stupid people

 

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