Lazy and stupid, a bad combination

I know I haven’t posted much lately and the truth is, over the summer the library is dead. There aren’t many new stories and most people who use the library over the summer at least have some idea of how to use the library. But now that the students are back I’m quickly collecting more. Honestly, I think they’re getting stupider every year.

Today was kind of a trying day in general. We were short staffed to the point of ridiculous. I was the only one on the desk for most of the day and it was busy, really, really, busy. Like most busy days the phone kept on ringing just to add to the insanity.

“Good morning, borrowing desk.”

“Hi, uhhh…” When they start with uh it’s not going to go well. “I heard from someone that if I call you guys can get books at the desk.”

Confused? Me too. “I’m sorry?”

“Like if I tell you I need a book you can bring it to the counter so I can pick it up.”

“I’m not quite sure what you mean.” Actually, that’s a lie. He clearly wanted me to go out on the floor with a list of books, collect them and bring them to the counter so his lazy ass didn’t have to walk around and find them himself.

“You know, bring them to the counter”

“You mean books that are already out? I can bring them in on recall.”

“Uhhh…. Nevermind.” Click.

Now do I really need to explain to people why I didn’t and never will indulge this kind of nonsense? Like I have nothing better with my time than run around picking things up for you. What am I? Your mother? And for that matter, you’re an adult, your mother better damned well not be doing everything for you.

Grow the hell up.

Published in: on September 23, 2009 at 1:23 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. When I worked in the AV section of a public library we had to do that all the time. I actually preferred that because it meant they didn’t have to come downstairs and bother us.

  2. I love how you just played stupid, that’s the best way to handle stupid.

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