Librarian Ire

Thursday, December 02, 2004


Here's a topic to mull upon. My word of the day is mull. "To consider at length." Also to grind throughly.
Why do people who are so totally inferior to the rest of the human race(and some animal and plant species) act so superior?
I have noticed this lately. And it worries me. A good example happened today.
There is a patron here who tried to work for the library. She lasted 2 days. She wanted to get paid to study not to work. She now spends her time in the library trying to chat up the student workers. She doesn't have much luck as she looks like a human pug dog. Square squat body and a smashed in face. She's a great prospect for that show The Swan.
She isn't too bright either. So here we are with an ugly, dumb rude white woman with a sense of entitlement.
Today she crowded the patron I was helping because he wasn't moving fast enough for her. Then started a conversation with her "friend" while I waited to help her. When she felt I had suffered enough she told me how to check out the book to her. As a student not an employee. No kidding, dumbass. Then she snatches the book out of my hands when I was trying to put the due date slip in. It's not that she's unfamiliar with the process. She likes to make other people uncomfortable. Which is actually the very epitome of inferiority. She thinks she is superior to everyone. Which she isn't. She's not even superior to my aloe plant.
So my problem is what do we do about these people? We can't kill them(at least not when there are witnesses.) They don't believe there is a problem with them so we can't advise counseling(not that it would help) And they won't go back to the rock they crawled out from under. I am at a loss.

2 comment(s):

Hmmm... another case for the idiot sanitizer! Here are some suggestions to squash this pug annoyance: be extra slow helping her, stare at her until she backs up, tell her that she needs to move away from the circulation desk to speak with her friends, that student workers need to be available and appear approachable so she will need to conduct non-business chats with them on their breaks.

Usually you don't need to go so far as to eliminate these people, simply have someone of superior presence crush her verbally. It doesn't sound like it would be too hard.

By Blogger Loki, at 1:11 PM  

Nah, it's not, just annoying. Especially when we've actually told the human pug some of these things before.
It probably didn't even go in one ear. Since it was too complex a concept it shot right over her head.

By Blogger Nike, at 4:31 PM  

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