Wednesday, January 18, 2006

wearing black

no big news. a mother-who-can't-be-bothered-to-mother came in at 20 til closing and let her 4 year old brat pull book after books off the children's room shelves. about 40 books in total. then, when she checked out, she dawdled around the circ desk cooing to the little brat, after totally ignoring him and leaving him entirely alone in the children's room. she kept looking up at us, hoping, i guess, that we would make some kind remark about how cute her kid is. fat chance!
the staff is wearing black tomorrow because the director is returning from her week and a half vacation. why couldn't she take thursday and friday off, too? the place runs so much better without her. circ doesn't really get bothered by her too much but the computer librarian, secretary and reference staff get the brunt of it. i guess she has to check in on the library because, in her wild fantasies, the library would go to hell without her. right. i wonder when her next vacation will be?
the one male circworker drives me bonkers. if the guy tells us he's "poor" one more time, i am going to flip out. we are all poor. we don't all whine about it. deal. and why does he have to call his girlfriend 4 or 5 times a night? he works nights, 4pm to 8pm. dude, you can't go four hours without checking up on her? and if you're so poor, why do you go out to eat, at restaurants i could not afford, 4 or 5 times a week? and for once, would you offer to put something away...DVD's, videos...anything. grrrrrrrr.

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