Saturday, March 12, 2011

Miss Information is annoyed by mothers

Miss Information tossed and turned much of the night. Work is stressful, but that's not why. Last night Kitty Information worked tirelessly on her hobby--keeping Miss Information's ears respectably clean. She takes her Q-Tip duties very seriously and was not discouraged by Miss Information's merely rolling over, because, hey, a different ear to lick!

Miss Information arrived at work groggy and cranky and it's one of those days when the babies come over. The room where the babies meet to plot against Miss Information requires them to line up at the elevator just beyond her service point.

While waiting for the elevator one of the mothers decided it would be a great time for a rousing game of Peek-a-Boo. Peek-a-Boo is certainly a great game, but this is neither the time nor the place. It's only about 9:30 in the morning. In a library. Frankly, the kid wasn't nearly as into it as his mother who seemed to like shrieking "Peek-a-Boo!!!!!" at an ear-splitting volume. Over and over and over and over. Louder and louder and louder. It was like some kind of nightmare.

Miss Information realizes that modern librarians do not shh people but this woman needed shhing badly. If the elevator had not arrived just prior to Miss Information's breaking point, the mother would have gotten the shhing of her life.


At 3:48 PM, Blogger MarathonMom said...

It such a case it is completely acceptable to go all Charlie Sheen on her diaper bag...

At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because there's nothing that babies enjoy more than a traumatic game of "Peek-a-Boo".

At 9:34 PM, Blogger Juice S. Aaron said...

Dear Miss Information,

This is Juice from Tales from the "Liberry" (

I wanted to write to tell you I've stuck my foot into the "liberry" blogging game, but from the angle of a podcast. I've begun an audio adaptation of some of my favorite stories from my 5 year run on Tales from the "Liberry." As such, I'm reaching out to former colleagues in the library blogosphere to alert them to the podcast in the hope they might give it a listen and possibly help me promote it with a link.

The first episode of Tales from the "LiberryCAST" has been posted at
It's also available on iTunes.

I'd love it if you gave it a listen and hope you enjoy it.


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