Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Um, what I meant to say was ...

Now my momma told me if you had nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. Most times, I live by this. I think my husband gets the brunt of when I can't manage to bite my tongue. The rest of the time, I do a lot of teeth clenching!

However, Chief has given me liberty to share what I meant to say. Play along. It'll be cathartic.

What I said: Thanks. Have a nice day.

What I meant to say: Um, Miss Librarian lady? Can you be any more of a grump? I mean, seriously! Cheer up already. Do you get yelled at a lot from irate patrons who can't find the book they want? Is it all that shelving that is making you exceptionally disgruntled??? And it's not just today. It's every time I come in here. I will go to other librarians just so I don't have to interact with you. Good grief!

(But I don't say these things. Because maybe she is suffering from something at home that I don't know about. However, at this one particular library I visit, disclaimer: not in my town, I would say that half of the librarians act like I am putting them out by checking out books. Uh oh, I feel a whole post coming on.)


Chief said...

ah the classic "I hate my job B.S."

If they don't want to help the patrons with their book getting needs, then why do they work in a library!


Love ya Laurie!

Kristina P. said...

I love dealing with people like that!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Hey we must have the same librarian!!!

supahmommy- somethin's wrong with that girl said...

UH OH !! watch out !
Isn't chief a librarian.. * snicker


Mae Rae said...

is that what you really meant to say? Or was there a little more sarcasm in your thoughts? Great post!

mCat said...

Which is why I haven't stepped foot in a library in YEARS!

Lee-Ann said...

lol, great post! I think that often when dealing with crusty people. :o)

A Musing Mother said...

What I meant to say was, "Are you seriously this stupid?!"

To my high school seniors who need 20 credits to graduate and, in the last three and half years, have earned 7.00.

Oh, yeah. And they want to walk with their class.