Librarian Ire

Friday, December 10, 2004

Germs. A Case for Ire?

Working in a library, one is bombarded with germs. All those students who stopped bathing for finals, use their cuffs to wipe their nose, and think nothing of unnecessary touching. Eventually, even the most cautious germ-a-phobe librarian will fall victim to the germ. Now, the question is to be angry or not? I mean, sure you feel like crap BUT you get time off. You get to sleep late and hang around in your jammies all day watching cheesy eighties movies on cable. (Sixteen Candles is awesome!) Also, when you are legitimately sick (as opposed to those mental health days...) you can stretch out your convalescence. Say you have a bad cold. The first day you're in bed pretty much the whole time - coughing, sneezing, aching - the whole Niquil bit. But really, by the second day you're able to function - you can take a shower, get dressed, make some food not found in a can. By the third day you feel fully functional just not 100%, but seeing as you were really sick before you feel justified taking this day off as well. After all, you do not want to relapse. For a minor cold you can swing 3 sick days! Three days off of work - that is a good thing any way you look at it. So really, you have no need to be angry at the germs. I have convinced myself that germs are a good thing. Embrace the germ. (But don't embrace the student - their are laws against that.)

Oh, yes, and if at all possible I recommend getting sick on a Tuesday, that way it doesn't interfere with your weekends.

1 comment(s):

Seems like you have everything all worked out. Except the boredom. I usually find by the second day(even if you are sick) that I am going stir crazy and because you are sick you can't just take off on a sightseeing trip.
And what if the only thing on tv are bad re-runs from the 1970's?

By Blogger Nike, at 2:56 PM  

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