Thursday, January 15, 2009

Miss Information is annoyed by a great many things

First off it is unhumanly cold. "Dress in layers," say the meteorologists. Uh-huh. Miss Information has been dressing in 3 layers since fricking Thanksgiving. How many damn layers is she supposed to wear now?

Of course today is a school day which generally involves a lot of outdoor kind of activity. This sucks! Her first stop at school was the cafeteria. She has learned the annoying and insane reality that the cafeteria sells out of all the "good" food by about 11:50 am. Just try to buy yogurt from these people at 4 pm...can't be done. Anyway, today she was early enough not only to get vanilla yogurt (her favourite), a container of pineapple chunks and her least favourite salad option. Seriously, why are they sold out of salad before noon? Does this make sense? Since she actually wanted the food for later, she popped it into her locker, bought a cup of really tasteless coffee and went to class....where her professor told her that he didn't think her project idea was realistic. He underestimates her.

After that class, she got the food back from her locker got a cup of much improved coffee and went back to the cafeteria to eat...discovering that in the 3 minutes between locker and table both the salad and the pineapple containers had opened and leaked all over her bag. Unfortunately the watery-ness of the lettuce did not combat the sticky-ness of the pineapple. So now everything she owns is sticky. Damn liquid.

And of course, she absolutely cannot figure out the recycling bins at school. She knows those plastic (leaking) containers are recyclable but cannot for the life of her figure out which slot they go in. Sometimes she pretends the recycling bins are invisible or haunted by the ghosts of former students or something and just goes straight to the trash cans.

Then she had a stupid amount of difficulty using the library photocopier. She oriented the paper incorrectly, then for some reason ended up making multiple copies of the same page. She did not ask for this.

So basically she's wondering if maybe she's cut out for higher education. She usually doesn't feel stupid during class but before class and after class she questions her ability on a minute by minute basis.


At 9:46 PM, Blogger GeekGirl said...

Hey there. I'm a fan of your blog, basically because you have my own sense of humor. I've been a pretty steady reader for awhile, and just want to say keep it up! Seriously, please? For my sanity? Also, any other blogs you can recommend that might while away the boring hours would be much appreciated.

At 6:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were stupid, we wouldn't read your blog. And we do, so you're not.

At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there. This is my first comment. I have been reading this blog for 2 years now. It's great! I work in a library too and just started going to library school: I am late reading this posting (I think it's from January. This is March)but I loved your comment that during class you don't feel stupid, but before and after you question yourself minute by minute. So true -- sometimes it is the fellow library school students who contribute to my feeling of complete and utter retardation!


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