Monday, October 04, 2010

Miss Information is annoyed by the clueless

Miss Information's new job has a lot of good things going for it. She now gets paid to write stuff. Every day! She lives in fear they will discover how much fun she's having and put a stop to it, so she tries to look miserable and stressed out. Really, though, this is like the best job ever.

She still has public service duties at the new big scary branch and though the customers are generally quite nice, this past week Miss Information had to deal with a number of irritatingly dim taxpayers.

The first customer was at the library for a workshop. The library has a lot going on and Miss Information is only vaguely aware of anything above the second floor. Did he have a room number? Nope. Did he have a department? Nope. Ok, well no problem. Miss Information could look it up on the big list of stuff going on. She just needed a hint about what sort of workshop was it. The man didn't know. Seriously, c'mon. Is it computers, social services, culture? The man had no idea. Miss Information directed him to a random room where something was happening. If he didn't care, neither did she.

The second customer was also at the library for a workshop. A seniors drop-in program. Did she have a room number? Nope. A department? Nope. A vague idea of what the topic was? Nope. Her daughter told her to come so she has no idea. Jeepers. This would never happen to Miss Information's mother who treats everything her daughters tell her as though it were coming from Mata Hari. She would never just show up somewhere because Miss Information told her it was a good idea.

This woman obviously trusts her daughter. It was sweet, actually. Miss Information checked the list. There was a seniors drop-in computer program. Surely though if the woman were coming for a computer program she would know. Miss Information asked if this could be the right thing. The woman became huffy. "Of course," she sniffed. "I told you it was a computer class.", you did not. If you had mentioned that, Miss Information would have sent you to the computer training room hours ago and you wouldn't still be standing here.

So, the new job is mostly great. Unfortunately the need to be clairvoyant was not mentioned on the job posting and once again Miss Information is without the necessary skills to do her job.


At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Psychic abilities are necessary for all library positions, you should know that by now. Even your coworkers expect you to know exactly what to do with that book they just send to you with no explanation.

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



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