Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Family, Describing coworkers as

Be wary of referring to your library coworkers as your "library family," even if you do have librarians who fit the description of the deadbeat dad, the overbearing guilt-wielding mother, the retarded younger brother, the slutty sister, the religious zealot aunt, the drunk uncle, the weird brainiac cousin, the reclusive teenage brother, the nihilist goth son, the over-achieving daughter, the senile grandmother, the grandfather who won't turn up his hearing aid, the trying-too-hard-to-be-cool step-dad, the computer geek nephew, the hypochondriac niece, and the toddler who's always crying.

9 comments:

Dances with Books said...

My goodness, you have described a good share of my "library family." Do you have some hidden camera I am not aware of? :)

Anonymous said...

From now on I'll start every meeting I chair with , "Now whose your daddy?"

Erika said...

So many drunk uncles . . .

Anonymous said...

but we are one big happy family, we are, damnit, we are!

Laura said...

So, J, are you the slutty sister?

your neighborhood librarian said...

...the cat lady great-aunt, the other cat lady great-aunt, the narcoleptic cat lady great-aunt, the cat lady great-aunt who always has hiccups, and the really sad cat lady great-aunt... don't forget to set a place at the conference table for them!

Useless Info Always said...

Gee, you left out clowns. All libraries should have clowns: really scary clowns.

Useless Info Always said...

Oops, I forgot:

they are usually called "Library Security".

Anonymous said...

Hee Hee.