Thursday, November 13, 2008

Things That Make You Go Hmm...

I was talking to a co-worker about working as a librarian and she said the thing that you never want to say to a librarian, "You'll get to sit around and read books all day." When I told her that librarians don't read books at work she told me that I could just have staff people shelve the books for me so I could go read. Oy. If you thought the same thing, please check this blog post out.

We were doing a discussion board assignment for my online class, and I made the comment that I am against banning anyone from looking at anything on the computers in the library outside of child pornography because it is illegal (there's more to it than that, but it's not interesting). One of my classmates in my group said that just because child pornography is illegal to me doesn't mean it's illegal and that it's the library's job to decide what's illegal, not mine. Whaa??

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3 Comments:

Blogger Rusty said...

I hate the two types of people you mentioned in your post - blithering idiots and people who seem to think that your job (whatever it is) requires less work than theirs. (Let us not forget my aunt asking "So...kindergarten is like glorified babysitting, right?" at Christmas last year...it's somewhat equivalent to the "reading books all day" comment.)

People are stupid. Gah.

11/13/2008 9:58 PM  
Blogger Funky Smith said...

Good for you, saying something instead of just taking his answer!
Yeah, and libraries are busy! I haven't gotten to read a book at work yet!

11/13/2008 11:32 PM  
Blogger i i eee said...

Why is it that people want to find something stupid and/or negative to say about our jobs or our future jobs? I understand the typical answers some people give, because they don't know anything about the field, but to make "lazy" assumptions is the absolute worst.

11/16/2008 2:54 AM  

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