Monday, March 31, 2014

Miss Information is annoyed by the young people

The next day, Miss Information is again in the teen area. Instead of teens, however she is faced with more old people and the brothers.

The brothers drive Miss Information insane. There are 3 of them and because she is terrible at judging these things, she's going to say they range in age from 5 to 11. 

The 11 year old tends to settle in with the X-Box. The middle one sits around and looks bored. The little guy always wants to use the Wii and he does--completely unsuccessfully. They are frequently joined by their father--he seems pleasant but never says anything.

At this point Miss Information should mention that she isn't doesn't understand much about the library's gaming systems. She has had a variety of handheld gaming devices, she likes PC adventure games. She has occasionally played first-person shooters. However, she is completely unequipped to deal with a 5-year-old's Wii issues. 

She sets all the systems up and heads back to the desk. After 5 minutes the little brother shows up.

"Sorry. Can I change games? It doesn't work."

"Hm. Ok. It worked for the last guy, though. Maybe you haven't done something, like pressed the right button?"

Miss Information returns to the gaming room and changes games. Does it work? She has no idea. She returns to the desk for 5 minutes of peace. 

"Sorry. It's not working."

Miss Information is sorry, too. She accompanies the kid back into the room. She makes some vague suggestions about pressing buttons. She reloads the disc because, why the hell not?

After much fiddling, the bored brother comes out of his coma, grabs the controller and presses the button that makes things happen. 

Miss Information wants to kill them all. She gets that the little guy is high maintenance and kind of annoying but surely the older kids could help him out. Miss Information has a bad knee right now and all this walking back and forth, crawling on the floor to change games/fix things/fiddle with wires has set her recovery back months. 

If only actual teens would occasionally come in, Miss Information would be happier. Either that or she'd be annoyed with them, too. Yeah, probably that second thing.


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