Miss Information makes a bad decision and is subsequently annoyedMiss Information went to her first librarian's meeting today because she's a librarian now, you know. It was a bit of a letdown. Miss Information had always assumed librarians' meetings involved debates about classification systems, gossiping about clerical staff and jello shots--not so much debating, though. Unfortunately it was just like a clerical meeting, except more discussion of department budgets.
There was, however, a big chocolate cake. It was fudgy. It had sprinkles. It looked delicious. Miss Information avoided eye contact with it, pretended she was at an entirely different cake-free meeting in a cake-less dimension. It worked. Miss Information left the meeting with her head held high and diet intact.
Back on the desk after the meeting, she was inundated with argumentative customers. Why couldn't she access information on her husband's library card? Why couldn't he bring his dog into the library? Why did was the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo not here? Why can't he take out a reference book? If they were just asking the questions fine. It was that they insisted on arguing about the answers. You can't argue about municipal laws or health regulations, at least not with Miss Information.
By 7:15 Miss Information had lost the will to live and for some reason no fudgy chocolate cake with sprinkles was coming to her aid. Stupid unreliable cake.
Lesson learned. Eat cake whenever it appears.