More tips on Library etiquette
Some tips on Library etiquette that apply most everywhere else too, just replace Reference Desk with wherever you work, i.e., the counter at Burger King or Hooters, or your desk in a crowded office, in a high rise somewhere.
- Do not eat a deli sandwich, or other food items that contain strong onions and then decide to sit close to the Reference Desk and pour out the story of your paper's life.
- Do not smoke multiple cigarettes and then decide to sit close to the Reference Desk and pour out the story of your paper's life.
- Do not ask someone questions and then cut the person off before they can answer them.
- Do not leave your phone in a purse, set next to the Reference desk, leaving it, only to have it go off-with the ringer on the loudest setting-set to music that sounds Cyndi Lauper worthy. (I wish I could have seen what I know was a confused and frantic look on my face as I tried to figure out how the Smurfs had set out a lyrical warning-swear to God it was the most fruity ring I have ever heard!)
The last lady I helped did all of these. She is now being helped by one of the library's more experienced Librarians. I feel bad for her-the other Librarian, I mean. The smell of onions is still lingering all around my desk and I feel like I might faint.
P.S. I am not sure what the picture of the cat means...but I found it slightly amusing.