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Excuse me?

Hey, dumbfucks. This is a LIBRARY. STFU!


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Oct. 29th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
"To crush your patrons, see them reading before you, and to hear the lamentation of their overdue books!"
Oct. 29th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
One day, he would be Chief Librarian... but that is another story.
Oct. 29th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Is it?
No, this is Livejournal. Duh. :)
Oct. 29th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Is it?
So literal. :P
Oct. 30th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
Re: Is it?
That's why you love me! :)
Oct. 30th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Re: Is it?
Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure it is, if that's what helps you sleep at night, yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah... :P
Oct. 29th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
This has been going around, but perhaps you have not seen it yet, maybe you will find some of the phrases useful:

1. I can see your point, but I still think you’re full of shit.
2. I don’t know what your problem is, but I’ll bet it’s hard to pronounce.
3. How about never? Is never good for you?
4. I see you’ve set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
5. I’m really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.
6. I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being smarter.
7. I’m out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.
8. I don’t work here. I’m a consultant.
9. It sounds like English, but I can’t understand a damn word you’re saying.
10. Ahhhh .. I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again.
11. I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.
12. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
13. I have plenty of talent and vision; I just don’t give a damn.
14. I’m already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
15. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.
16. Thank you. We’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. (this is my personal favorite and may actually get used at the next meeting I run.)
17. The fact that no one understands you doesn’t mean you’re an artist.
18. Any connections between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.
19. What am I? Flypaper for freaks?!
20. I’m not being rude. You’re just insignificant.
21. It’s a thankless job, but I’ve got a lot of Karma to burn off
22. Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
23. And your crybaby whiny-assed opinion would be?
24. Do I look like a people person?
25. This isn’t an office. It’s Hell with fluorescent lighting.
26. I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.
27. Sarcasm is just one service we offer.
28. If I throw a stick, will you leave?
29. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.
30. Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.
31. I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.
32. A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.
33. Can I trade this job for what’s behind door #1?
34. Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
35. Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?
36. Chaos, panic and disorder…my work here is done.
37. How do I set a laser printer to stun?
38. I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted a salary.
39. Who lit the fuse on your tampon?
40. Oh, I get it…like humor…but different.
Oct. 30th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Ah, if only I could use those... :)
Oct. 30th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
You definitely shouldn't use #39 in front of the lesbians!
Oct. 30th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
I use #11 a lot around the students... :)
Oct. 30th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
I got shushed in a library once.

I was talking to a hearing-impaired friend.

"Can you keep it down?"
"No." *points to hearing aid*
Nov. 2nd, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
How loud were you?
Nov. 2nd, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
Um...loud enough for him to hear and understand me? A bit louder than "normal" speaking volume, but not shouting.
Nov. 2nd, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Was there perhaps another place you could have gone to have a conversation? I know we have study rooms set up specifically so groups that need to work together can do so without disturbing other patrons. I mean, we're not a pin-drop quiet library by any means, but if someone's talking loud enough, we do ask them to keep it down.
Nov. 2nd, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
It wasn't a random conversation; he was showing me his local library. It was years ago, so the details hae faded, but I believe we were discussing the books in front of us. A bit difficult ot do elsewhere, no? Also, this was a public library mid-day, not an academic library. Finally, it's an accessibility and human rights issue -- asking the hearing-impaired person to only converse off in some other room is morally equivalent to asking the nursing mother to not use the comfy chair because it's "too public" or banning the person using braces and canes because their equipment clanks too loudly.
Nov. 2nd, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
I see your point, and perhaps you shouldn't have been shushed, but one would hope that everyone would be considerate of those around them, able-bodied or not.
Nov. 2nd, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
In this case, while he didn't look happy about it, the library employee didn't push the issue after my friend pointed out hs hearing aid.

As I recall, there weren't a lot of other people in the library at the time, anyway.
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