Thursday, January 27, 2011

Life Lessons, or Where do these people come from?

Today's Life Lesons from the Library:
1. It is innappropriate to set up your office at a public access computer and conduct personal or professional business all day, especially when said business involves both phone conversations and chatting between you and your business partner/spouse.

2. Adults are in charge - not children.  Please do not whine at your child/grandchild in an attempt to persuade them to obey.  Take a stand and leave the library as quickly as possible if it is unsuccessful.

3. Grown men with bawdy-lyricked hip-hop songs as their ring tones are just wrong.

4. Librarians do not now, nor have they ever, worked for the IRS, H&R Block, or any other tax-related entity.  We can not figure your taxable income, recommend a tax preparation site, or tell you if those ratty National Geographics you donated can be written off.  Nor can we advise you on UN-filing your taxes, but that's another story.

Just thought you should know.


  1. Ah - #4. The perils of providing tax forms in your facility. If you've got them - surely you know something about filling them out! Sounds like you need to post a sign to point to...

  2. This was just too funny. I think I've said it before but, you have a gift for humorous writing. I've worked with the public and know exactly what you must be dealing with. (I worked in Human Resorces for some large corporations.)