Shhhhh...Inside Voice Please
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
The other day Kendell and I packed up our soon to be overdue booty and scurried off to the library. Since I'm cheap and usually broke, we do not have internet at home. Our local library however seems to be able to grant us our fix for free and Kendell looks forward to logging some brain free time at the Disney site.
Some times we have to wait our turn. This night was one of those. I'm sitting at the card catalogue computer trying to pin down where I'm at on the list to get a book I'm feigning for when my turn comes up. A gentleman (and I use that term loosely) comes up to the computer that appears vacant and I look over and say,
"Hi, that computer is actually on a waiting list. I'm next."
to which I get a "excuse you" look and I can see the storm clouds bubbling over his partially balding head.
"But you're already on a computer!" he sputters as he begins to walk towards me to point out that I am indeed sitting in front of a computer. Can't get one past this guy.
"This is the library catalogue computer." I reply
"Well are you ever going to go over to the computer?!"
"I'm logging out of this program now. That computer just opened. I will be there in just a second."
I can hear a lady next to me muttering about this guy's apoplexy he seems to be having as I'm logging off the computer I'm on. He is standing glaring at me as if I've committed an unforgivable crime. I ignore him. I'm actually starting to enjoy ignoring him because I can see hamster in his brain scrambling furiously for some purchase. He marches over to the list where another befuddled young lady is signing up and looking around to see if anything is open. He angrily grabs the pen and signs up and loudly asks
"Is anyone even monitoring this list!"
To which a poor harried librarian hurries over so that he will just be quiet. She asks him what's wrong to which he goes into great and loud detail. Meanwhile I'm helping the lady next to me log off the internet and since she is next to Kendell I just go ahead and take her computer.
Even though she clearly thinks this guy has gone off her rocker, she's nice enough to point out that there is a computer open for the next in line.
He is still loudly complaining to the librarian about the process and doesn't hear her.
"And she hasn't even sat down at that computer yet and it's been FIVE minutes" I hear him say.
I look up from the computer, look him over very slowly while he is glaring at me and say "I've taken this computer. If you had been paying attention rather then acting like a two year old you might have noticed the open computer. I think perhaps you might try using your manners next time."
He didn't have much to say to anyone after that. He sat at his computer, his pale complexion slowly turning red, eyes glued to his screen in front of him.
...I bet he was surfing for free porno...
| posted by Kara at 9/27/2006 02:54:00 PM
ficklechick had this to say:
What a jerk! He was probably putting his profile on a dating site. Ewww! ;)
- 8:30 PM, September 29, 2006
Cece had this to say:
Rude people suck. What a jerk.
- 8:20 AM, September 30, 2006
ƒåυνέ had this to say:
Major ass...surprised he was smart enough to find the library in the first place.
- 11:04 AM, September 30, 2006
HoosierGirl5 had this to say:
You go girl!
Have you ever thought of being a teacher?! (laugh)
You would make a good one! I'll bet you even have "the look" down!
- 6:26 PM, September 30, 2006
had this to say:
hm. i think i know what library you are talking about. the story sounds familiar
- 11:22 AM, October 01, 2006
kristen had this to say:
oh you beautiful thing, you! that was a wonderful response! good on ya!
- 3:02 PM, October 01, 2006
some girl had this to say:
I hate people! Grr..
- 8:00 AM, October 02, 2006
Gypsy had this to say:
What a jackass. I admire your ability to set him down. I suspect my only response would have been a glare and rolled eyes.
- 8:20 AM, October 02, 2006
Carrie had this to say:
You have bigger balls than me. I wouldn't have said anything.
I also didn't know that you don't have internet. So you are an at work blogger. hehe. That is also what I am. I have the internet at home but rarely even get on it unless it is to get on Myspace.
- 9:49 AM, October 02, 2006
Purring had this to say:
Good for you!!
- 2:57 PM, October 02, 2006
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