Thursday, October 16, 2008

Miss Information is annoyed by the lack of annoyances

Ok, so poor fictional Miss Information left her fictional library branch because well, they were tearing it down, or something. And don’t think she’s not taking that personally. She has been reassigned to a branch whose hours conflict with, oh lets just say everything. Also, the assignment seems to focus primarily on children’s services, in which she oh lets just say no background, aptitude or inclination. Hm…children? Are they the short ones who leak fluids constantly? Miss Information thinks she may have seen them around. But seriously, one of her friends laughs hysterically when she recalls leaving her baby with Miss Information. Miss Information read him a chapter from John Grisham's The Firm and sang him 99 Bottles of Beer. The kid was fine. Really.

Anyway, it’s her job and she’s making the best of it. The whole children involvement thing isn’t going to kick in right away, giving her time to get to know the branch (20 minutes), relearn circulation (45 minutes) and put her mug away (1 minute). The rest of the day she checked books in and out--only because she hasn’t gotten to know her new coworkers yet and doesn’t feel any guilt over shoving them out of the way to get to the customers first. She did withdraw a 20 year old book on investing in real estate. It was out of date. This would also be true about books on real estate investment written last Tuesday but she didn’t see any of those. The branch also has a book on Windows 95 that Miss Information suspects is not there ironically.

What on earth is she supposed to do in this sleepy little branch? Today she overheard two of her new coworkers saying they can’t figure out why she‘s there either. So they already agree on something! Soon they’ll be great friends, doing each other’s nails, giving each other perms…it would help to kill the time.

9 Comments:

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Hmmm... Maybe Miss Information could start her very own Manhunt game?!

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Maricriss said...

I just recently stumbled upon your blog and I must say I love it. Good luck in this new branch.

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Sarai said...

Oh, Miss Information, sometimes I feel like I know you, like I work with you or you're one of my friends or, sometimes, you are my alter ego. I think children ARE the little leaky things. I think they also make noise. At least you were ALLOWED to babysit once. My friend Mandy wouldn't even let me HOLD her son when he was a baby.

I'm sorry your new digs are drab, but I know you will bring excitement to them. How could it happen any other way???

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger JamiSings said...

Aw, poor Miss I. But just think, it's almost Halloween! You can freak out your new coworkers by showing up in costume! Come as Sherlock Holmes, or Huggy Bear - or really freak them out and dress like one of the librarians in the following fine books -
http://www.riverofdata.com/librariana/porn/

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger Kimber said...

I think you should import some leaky children into your new location to liven things up again. Or at least bring over the screaming businessman, John, from your previous post.

 
At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry you didn't get to go into a bad part of town. I know you'd have loved it...

 
At 3:49 PM, Blogger Scrapping Donna said...

I found out about your blog through a training day at my library when we discussing blogs etc. Well, I must say..your entries make me laugh so hard. Makes the stuff that goes on in a typical library actually seem funny.

Thanks for sharing with us your adventures.

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger dancer said...

I work in a nice, suburban library, located in a good area, and we have plenty of annoyances. I'm sure it won't take long before you find new annoyances to write about!

 
At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, trust me, I also work in a small suburban branch and we have our share of crazies. (And children, most unfortunately.)

 

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