Welcome To The Vomitorium
I’m going to make this short.
Yesterday upon my arrival @ the Library I was greeted by a HUGE puddle of vomit directly in front of the staff entrance which I had to step over in order to enter the building to start my day… Splendid! Although beer cans, used condoms, urine and vomit are usually never far from point blank range, never before have I had to step over one to start my day. Swell.
I’m also going to include in this post, Tony, as he is like peas and carrots to vomit. Every summer we get some hard luck high school student to put to work, to show s/he what it’s like to have a job. Tony is the most apathetic, un-motivated person I have EVER met! Every department head get’s him for an hour once day a week. When he is at Reference the Reference Librarian has him cutting coupons to distribute to the public for 20 minutes however 15 minutes of the time he spends staring at the walls. When it’s time to switch to some other task, Tony says, “I don’t want to.”
Well you know what Tony, I don’t want to babysit your fussy teen ass either but this is work, and the way work works is that you often times have to do stuff that you don’t want to do. I do it in order to pay my mortgage and to have some kind of cushion when I can no longer work and am forced to retire… As the Social Security I’ve been paying into is depleted and I only get a check from them each month that affords me one grande latte from Starbucks in 2050.
Tony makes me want to vomit. The Assistant Director had him sweeping the sidewalk in from of the building on what was an absolutely beautiful day 75ish with low humidity and he was very displeased. I was like, “I’ll take the broom and you can send him up to Reference!” That idea was nixed almost immediately after the laughing subsided… The AD thought that he needed some movement to satisfy him instead of the sessile activity he was given. Sadly Tony’s only ambition in life is sitting on his ass and staring into space.
I Weep For the Future,