1.23.2007

time away from the insane @ the library

Well folks, I just wanted to let you know that I probably won't have anything to post here for awhile unless a good story comes via my coworkers. I'm taking off an unspecified amount of time from work because I have a baby on the way. I'm very relieved not to be there right now. The crazy people just have no sense of proper boundaries and had become increasingly intrusive in their questions about my pregnancy.

The worst are the creapy middle-aged guys. They absolutely do not know when to stop. One guy would not leave me alone. In an attempt to justify his noseyness he said "I know how exciting it is. I'm an uncle." Yah, right dude. That makes it ALL better. Eww.

Then there was the lady who called me "Big Mama." Thanks.

And the other lady who kept yelling questions across the lobby at me while I was trying to help another customer. "You didn't tell me you were having a baby!!" I didn't know I was supposed to tell you, weirdo. (I only remember having one prior conversation with that woman and it was about the copy machine.) Then a few months later she accosted me again. She said "Do you know if you're having a baby?" Before I could unleash the sarcasm she corrected herself: "I mean 'boy or girl'?" Gah.

Anyway. At least I won't have to take the baby in there to have him/her subjected to who knows what. I hear the intrusions only get worse once there is an actual little person to touch and cough on and offer unsolicited advice about.

This post sounds really grumpy. Oh well. I'm just happy to be home for now.

Comments:
Congratulations on the baby to be!
I understand your pain on how intrusive patrons can be - I had my thyroid out and when I came back to work had quite a nice scar across my neck. As a result, I had a patron ask if I had tried to kill my self... They just don't know when to stop...
 
took a break from blogging for a year, but i'm back now. following an old comment link, i rediscovered your site. yippee! a whole yearful of stupid library user stories!

anyway, have a happy baby.
 
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