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And because Monday's idiots weren't enough, there is now a lady sitting at one of our tables on her computer.

This would usually be totally fine - we've got at least four other people on the floor on their laptops, whatever, I don't care, we have free wifi and plugs and stuff.

This lady is on a desktop.

A fully setup desktop that she carried here.

With a printer.

A fully setup large printer.

That is beeping.


I may have to strangle her.

Edit: And it's not just a printer. It has a phone.

...I'm pretty sure you're not actually connected to a phone line, lady.


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Apr. 30th, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
hence the beeping! lol

I think due to how disturbing this could be to other patrons, turning the library into a personal home office should be on a list of legit no-no's (not just understandable pet peeves)
May. 1st, 2014 01:59 am (UTC)
Seriously, I do not even know. I didn't get any complaints, but...
May. 1st, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
wow that's like a scene from Monty Python's "Spot the Looney." Who *does* that?
May. 1st, 2014 02:00 am (UTC)
Apparently this lady? I mean, she's somewhat of a regular, but usually she's just on a laptop, which is fine. Or occasionally she'll switch between the laptop and one of our desktops, which are connected to our printer - you can't print from a random laptop - but that's also fine. This was just weird.
May. 1st, 2014 02:49 am (UTC)
I remember someone posting a picture of something similar in a Starbucks, hmm :S
May. 1st, 2014 05:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, it could happen.
May. 1st, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
We have a patron who brings in a desktop computer too, but no beeping printer thank goodness. I think he's either studying engineering or running his business off our wireless. :o)
May. 1st, 2014 05:30 am (UTC)
I just...why would you carry a desktop around? I mean, you have to have the CPU, the monitor, the mouse, and the keyboard to even get it working, and that's pretty damn heavy.
May. 1st, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Because you can easily build your own desktop, but building your own laptop is tricky?
May. 1st, 2014 05:29 am (UTC)
Two bucks bet that she comes and complains that your wifi won't let her send a fax and demand you fix it ;)
May. 1st, 2014 05:30 am (UTC)
Haha! She didn't, this time, but...we'll see in the future, I guess.
May. 1st, 2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
May. 1st, 2014 01:52 pm (UTC)
For that reference alone, I adore you.
May. 2nd, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
That was one of the first episodes I saw. They had me at: "Look, man, this is like stone knives and bearskins, okay? Nobody's asking Eliot to fight a guy with a Nerf sword." "Damascus, 2002." :-)

Edited at 2014-05-02 01:04 pm (UTC)
May. 1st, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of this video by Improv Everywhere.
May. 1st, 2014 05:38 pm (UTC)

Zen hugs to you for having to put up with that.
May. 2nd, 2014 02:46 pm (UTC)
You have to admire her commitment.
May. 2nd, 2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
...well, I'm sure we have people who use us as their office, but a full desktop? Whatever it was they're doing, it must be "important".
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