Monday, August 8, 2011

Annoying People (& Bookmarks)

Had a guy come to the computer desk and ask me if it was "humanly possible" to give him his library information so he could get on the computers. Um, sure, and here ya go. And then he came back and asked me if it was "humanly possible" to get his PIN. And then a few minutes later was it "humanly possible" to print? He must have come to the desk at least 5 times, and he prefaced EVERY question with "Is it humanly possible...?" WTHeck!?!? At some point this will be amusing, but right then, I reeeeally wanted to tell him it was humanly possible, but becoming less probable every time he said it

Then there was the woman in the children's area with her son. She's an obnoxiously loud, and kind of difficult, regular; we cringe when she walks in the door. She's reading an I Spy book to her 3yr old. "I spy a brown animal. Do you see the brown dog? I spy an animal with 8 legs. See the spider?" I SO wanted to tell her that an animal with 8 legs would be an octopus, not a spider. Two hours later, when her son is tired and hungry and letting the whole 'berry know at the top of his lungs, she's yelling over him, "Be quiet! I mean it! Be quiet right now! We're in the lieberry!" Yeah, you are, so, way to set an example, mom!
The guy from It Might Be Cheaper Pt. 2 was back. He checked out his dvds, and then wanted a rubber band to keep them together. Okay, fine. "Wait, give me another one to wrap the other direction." Sigh. Demand much? Give him another one. "Do you have an opaque bag I can put these in?" Excuse me? "An opaque bag. You know, not see through. Like a paper bag. I want to go to the grocery store, and I want to put these in an opaque bag to take in with me." Not sure why people think repeating words that way is helpful, but it's NOT. I do know what opaque means. And if I didn't, your saying it over and over wouldn't tell me. I don't care why you want it, either. None of my business. Besides, it's not like you checked out porn. Biting my cheek, I explain we sell plastic bags for 50 cents and the canvas bags for $2. "Don't you just have a bag around?" No. "Well, I'll figure out something." You do that, buddy. Like next time, bring those same rubber bands back with you to use again, and bring your own bag. Why do people think the 'berry is the place for free office supplies? While I appreciate thrift, that's just darn cheap!

And to top off annoying people at the 'berry, the guy who came in with the surgical/allergy mask on, whose girlfriend explained to us while he was using the water fountain, that he has the mumps. WHAT?! Keep that mess at home! And for crying out loud, if you have to wear the mask, ya think maybe you shouldn't be using the public water fountain?!! Good grief, people!

The bookmarks? The wrapper off a bottle of water, and a prepaid card for a local laundromat chain.

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