Thursday, February 05, 2009

Miss Information gets to be popular at last

Miss Information, it will surprise you to know, was never one of the cool kids in high school. However she recently had an inkling of what it feels like to be popular. It will shock no one that she found the experience profoundly annoying.

Even though her shifts at the new branch are short, they are eventful--last night was anyway. Unlike the previous branch, the customers here are occasionally cranky.

She had just started her shift when a fight broke out…over her. Miss Information was well into a search for customer A when customer B piped up that he had a quick question…and by the way, he should have been next. Miss Information knew he wasn’t next. The other guy had been there longer and she pointed this out to customer B who responded that customer A wasn’t waiting in the proper line and that should have voided his being next on a technicality. Then customer A and customer B began to argue. It was all very silly to fight over someone who hasn't even figured out where the books are yet, but there you go. Both customers announced their intention to wait for the other "outside". Miss Information hopes they were just going to make sure the other one got home safely, but she thinks probably this isn’t what they meant.
They both went away eventually. Outside, maybe? Miss Information didn't investigate. Since she did not have to step over bodies on her way out she assumes that these hotheads got over it without resorting to violence.

Miss Information is loving the new branch.


At 2:17 PM, Blogger Susan said...

How thrilling, Miss Information! Having two library customers fighting over you - be still, my beating heart!

I was never in the popular crowd in school either, so I can appreciate your excitement :)

At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you need to post more often. This stuff is too good. Daily would be my preference.


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