Monday, May 31, 2010

Miss Information has a terrifying glimpse of the future

Miss Information is now librarianized with the papers to prove it although she’s still toiling away in what the library world so generously describes as a “subprofessional” capacity. Last week she began to wonder why she upgraded at all. Subprofessional has its benefits—mainly that one does not have to waste time dealing with idiot complaints.

On Friday one of the actual librarians had to deal with the woman who was angry that the gardener wasn’t watering the plants properly. Another woman complained bitterly that the man who checked out her books didn’t smile. A third woman complained that the first woman had pushed her.

Fortunately in her subprofessional role, Miss Information didn’t have to solve any of these earth-shakingly important problems. Some days she wishes she had studied to be a kindergarten teacher instead of a librarian.


At 9:10 PM, Anonymous soos said...

Smile, indeed.

I've been asked to stop the commode running in the men's room. And asked what that buzzing was behind the wall. Both by the same fellow who bathes in the park restroom!

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Sunny @ the Library said...

Miss Information has discovered why I haven't gone to graduate school, yet.

At 3:16 PM, Blogger Mid-Missourah said...

Forward has all the best, and all the strange. This is new way of look of @ work. All is good!


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