Sunday, September 9, 2007

A WTF rant

It's been an insane week/weekend at the library, and I'm feeling the need to rant a little. So here goes - just a couple things I wish I could say to some of the patrons who come in the library, but never would:


~~ Don't talk on your cell phone while trying to ask me a question. Not only is it rude to ME, but it's rude to your FRIEND on the phone! When did this become a common and acceptable practice?!?! WTF is wrong with you?!


~~ Your trash? It belongs in the garbage. There are 25 trash cans scattered in public view around the freakin' building. Don't leave your paper scraps all over the place. Oh, and the box that says SCRAP PAPER is NOT A TRASH CAN!!!!!!! WTF is wrong with you?!


~~ This is a library, not a freakin' playground. Be quiet and STOP RUNNING. WTF is wrong with you?!


~~ If you READ your computer ticket, it'll tell you everything you need to know about your reservation. Don't ask me what computer it gave you, don't ask me if there is a wait time, don't ask me how long your session is. The freakin' computer ticket tells you all of that!! READ IT!! WTF is wrong with you?!


~~ Where are your clothes?! You came to the library dressed like a hoochie mama - you are 12 years old!! And put your shoes back on!! WTF is wrong with you?!


~~ Your children are 3 and 5!! They should not be anywhere alone, including in the public library. We are a PUBLIC place, not a SAFE place, and not a DAY CARE. ANYONE can come into the library and use the facility - ANYONE. WTF is wrong with you?!?!


~~ SAY THANK YOU!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!


Ahh, that feels better. I promise I'm not bitter or angry. I really do love my job!! But there are times when I look at people and seriously wonder WTF?!?!


And probably I should cut people some slack - maybe they had a bad day, maybe they have a headache, maybe all their clothes are in the washing machine, maybe they forgot their reading glasses, maybe they confused the library for a race track. Or maybe it's time that they are held accountable for their lack of common sense...


Oops, was that mean?

2 comments:

Colts Biggest Fan - Marcie Muensterbee said...

You get 'em girl!! I hate hate rude people. :(

Courtney said...

Some people have no clue