Miss Information is annoyed by criticismTwo things about Miss Information:
First: There are a bunch of things Miss Information simply does not understand. One of them is “the world”. It’s a biggie. Early in childhood she realized she could spend her life trying to understand it or fighting against it. Frankly both of these options require too much effort so she decided to find it all terribly amusing instead which is amazingly easy.
The second thing you should know is that Miss Information truly, genuinely enjoys people--they provide hours of entertainment after all. Ok, so she doesn’t want most of them to know where she lives or what kind of car she drives, but they’re fun to watch from a distance.
So what’s inspired this festive get-to-know-you session? Someone recently mentioned that Miss Information should not be blogging about how stupid her new co-workers are. Miss Information denies that she ever did such a thing. A difference of opinion about the life expectancy of a certain government document is merely a difference of opinion. Ok. So she made fun of her new branch’s quirky fire drill procedures, but c’mon--they run around the branch with an alarm clock. Who wouldn’t mock that?
For the record, Miss Information doesn’t think her co-workers are stupid. She thinks they’re different. Not different in the condescending politically correct way, but different as in not Miss Information--a category that most of you occupy, by the way.
Her postings are an anthropological document of the new world in which she has been stranded. They're not meant to be mean-spirited or sinister. She’s here as an observer ike Griffin Dunne in After Hours or Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes, just trying to survive without being captured. She thinks of herself as the Mr. Spock of the library world, her mission to point out all illogical behaviour. (Please don't misinterpret that last statement. The cultish worship of Star Trek is another thing Miss Information just doesn’t get.)
Miss Information knows stupid when she sees it. Those people walking down the highway because the sidewalk hadn't been ploughed and they didn't want to get snow in their boots were stupid. The people at the new branch are just nice, normal people whose actions baffle Miss Information.