Posted in Rant, work on May 2, 2012|
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Me (the librarian): Can I help you find something?
Student: I’m looking for a book.
Me: Well, we happen to have a few of those here in the library. Are you looking for a particular book?
Student: (in all seriousness without a trace of sarcasm) Yeah, I want a book where someone is telling a story.
Me: (deep breath) (LONG PAUSE because REALLY? Thanks for narrowing that one day)
Well, let me direct you to our fiction section.
(Are you freaking kidding me? WHAT ARE THEY TEACHING THESE KIDS????)
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Posted in Rant on February 27, 2011|
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Yesterday I needed to run some errands, so I stopped by Target. I like to shop, but unlike many women, I prefer shopping alone. I like to look at things at my own leisure and not feel bad about spending twenty minutes looking at rings or whatever. At any rate, I was in my own little zone and was cruising down the aisle, when some sports bras that looked like they might actually fit me caught my eye. So I took a sharp turn and headed into the fitness clothes area. As I did this, I will admit, that I completely cut off a couple. I quickly apologized and continued on my way. Apparently my apology was not enough for these two people. I heard the man say to the woman, “That was completely classless.” I turned around, because to be honest, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal and I couldn’t imagine they were that upset about the whole thing. They had stopped in the middle of the aisle and the woman looked right at me and said, “I know, what a bitch.”
I don’t get it. Yes, I was self-absorbed and did cut them off. But I apologized. Does make me a bitch? I hardly think so. I mean, why can’t we all just get along? This couple had no idea what I was thinking about at the moment. I mean, I could have been thinking about my sweet adorable little niece who just moved 3,000 miles away whose own father has deserted her. I could have been thinking about my thirteen year old dog, my constant in my life, who has the tumor the size of a watermelon on his stomach and has started peeing all over my house. I could have been thinking about any of these things. I wasn’t, I actually was thinking, “Holy shit, sports bras for people who actually have boobs! but they didn’t know that. I could have been thinking of those other things I mentioned. Why do people have to be so angry and full of hate? This is what is wrong with society. We are so quick to judge, so quick to say something hurtful, so quick to assume the negative. Where’s the love? It sure wasn’t at Target on Saturday afternoon.
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