Work, on not doing it

Behold, the power of the manilla folder.

When I was a shelver, I would not even pretend to be working, but just stand there with the book open, reading. Actually, our favorite pastime was stealthy hunting down our counterparts and starting rubberband wars. Now that I am a librarian, and thus possess the power of the universe, I surf the net and pretend I am doing “research.”

–Jane, researching right now

One thought on “Work, on not doing it

  • October 14, 2005 at 8:56 am

    As I was the one quietly reading in the basement stacks while “shelf reading”, my colleague would usually sneak up on my and get me good with a rubberband before I even heard him. Ah, the simple days of being a library assistant…

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