A Splendid Day

Today was an absolutely picture perfect day….

The kind of day when some people apparently think, “It’s SO beautiful that I think I’m going to get totally shithoused and visit the library so that I can work on my resume, and then maybe apply for some jobs!” Or it was in the case of one middle-aged guy wearing a “Venice Beach” T-Shirt who reeked of alcohol anyway. Now, I wouldn’t be down on this sort of thing on the fly, however, this guy has come in on at least four or five other occasions that I can think of and each time he oozes 100 proof so that anyone within a five foot radius is immediately aware of his revelry… Or whatever.

Nothing good can come of this.

~ by Woeful on June 2, 2008.

18 Responses to “A Splendid Day”

  1. What is it about public libraries that make people think it’s totally copacetic to wander in completely shit-faced? Some seem to find this behavior totally acceptable and are even kind of surprised and appalled when they are escorted off library grounds.

    I honestly think maybe it’s time for “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”.

  2. K… Our customers practically defy all of the natural laws. 😉

  3. what? you don’t think his resume will get him a job?


  4. LOL… Although his resume might get him an interview, I’m fairly certain that his flammable aura will hinder his chances at gainful employment.

  5. Someone said to me the other day, “You should find a date at the library” and besides being horrified at their lack of intelligence and blunt rudeness, I couldn’t help but laugh. All I could think of was my own experiences and this blog.

  6. Lisa, I find it hard to believe that you are having a difficult time finding someone to date. That said, it’s important to keep in mind that the library is just a microcosm of the society it serves. You can actually meet some great people in the library to date… I have.

  7. How about the patrons who come to the library LOOKING for a date…with the staff members. Also often the same folks who smell like a liquor store in an earthquake.

  8. Mcgee you are totally right. I get hit on by distressingly bad smelling patrons on a regular basis. The train of thought seems to be, “I haven’t bathed in several months, but I used whiskey as aftershave. Why don’t you want to make love to me right here on the circulation desk?”

    Woeful, “flammable aura” is quite possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever heard…and soooooo accurate.

  9. Hi McGee: Of course we get that too…

    You like that do you… Keep any and all open flames away from the aura Rachel! 😉

  10. Shit-faced could well be a good state of mind for writing a resume. All those convenient memory blanks and over-confidences.

    There used to be a library in our Borough that I would have needed a substantial belt of Dutch Courage to patronise.

  11. Well one, I am constantly busy and keep somewhat to myself. Two, it seems like the only people I meet are unintelligent and self centered life forms. What’s a girl to do? lol

    The new library near seems to be pretty decent though. Small but cozy. Not too many overly drunk people. 🙂

  12. Maybe he’s wearing ‘Bay Rum.’

  13. He’s wearing Dubra!

  14. “It’s SO beautiful that I think I’m going to get totally shithoused and visit the library so that I can work on my resume, and then maybe apply for some jobs!”

    I love this it totally cracks me up.

  15. Thanks Max!

  16. *notices his fingers searching automatically for a box of matches on his body or a lighter* – well he started it!

  17. Yep.

  18. At least he wasn’t a father bringing his daughter to storytime. Yep, we’ve had a drunk parent before. I’m just glad his kid hasn’t come in drunk as well…at least, not yet…

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