Librarian Ire

Friday, June 06, 2008

Broken lights or we're just messin' with ya.

One of our closing rituals is to blink the lights to warn people we are closing. We've been doing this for about 10 or so years. Probably longer.
It's not a surprise to anyone who spends a lot of time here. Or so I thought. Ah the pool of stupidity is endless and vast.
Celery woman appeared while we were blinking. She's a part time student here. Spends enough time here at night to be reasonably aware of things. But she asked me why we didn't get the lights fixed so that they don't blink like that. "Because it's very disruptive when you're studying downstairs."
Uh yeah. That's the point. I explain that we do that to warn people we are going to be closing in a few minutes and they have to leave.
She stares at me and walks away. Not out of the library mind you. She went back downstairs.

Now this is the same woman who while standing in front of the bathroom actually asked me where it was.
How she survived this long is beyond me.

2 comment(s):

God favors idiots, little children, and ships named Enterprise. That's how she survived.

It never ceases to amaze me how many stupid people actually come into the library. I feel sometimes like I'm in Kevin Smith's movie, Clerks. Only without the cursing and the long involved discussions on Star Wars.

By Blogger JamiSings, at 1:00 PM  

I work in a public library. We dim the lights 15 minutes before closing, to alert the patrons that's it's time to wrap up whatever they're doing and move on.

There is a woman who has been coming to the library for years, and to this day she dawdles at closing time. We have taken to telling her rather sternly that "WE'RE CLOSING IN TWO MINUTES - IT IS TIME TO CHECK YOUR THINGS OUT." It hasn't really seemed to work.

I note you haven't posted in a while - I hope you come back.

:-)

By Blogger Anne, at 7:56 PM  

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