Dispatches from the nice part of townEarlier this week a patron complained that a man in the browsing section had a cold but instead of wiping his nose on his sleeve like a normal civilized person, he was just leaning forward and letting his nose drip on the carpet. Apparently there was a puddle. Ew.
On Saturday a customer interrupted Miss Information's pleasant thoughts to report that the lady sitting next to him was making racist statements. "Really racist statements" he clarified as if there are various types.
By the time Miss Information found the guy in charge an actual screaming match had broken out between 2 other customers. Miss Information has no idea what started the disagreement but it got ugly, shouty and sweary pretty quickly and ended with one of them getting kicked out of the building--because telling a librarian to "fucking leave me the fuck alone" is never going to win you friends among library staff. On another note, the "really racist statements" lady made a good eye witness.
Miss Information is forced to conclude that it's only considered a nice part of town because there are so many gourmet coffee places nearby.