Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Whistler, Being a

Do not whistle in your library. No one likes a joyful whistler. If you whistle before 9 a.m., know that your coworkers are plotting against you.

Exceptions include: wolf whistles, whistling to get a subordinate's attention, and chronically congested nasal whistling.

17 comments:

exlibriscat said...

I'd also like to add constant humming and/or singing to yourself as a possible cause of injury.

Anonymous said...

What about whistling in the bathroom (with or without foot-tapping and hand-gesturing)? (Cf. last Friday's blog post)

Lori on the Plains said...

Whistling a tune is bad enough, but try listening to a tuneless whistle for extended periods of time. The punishment for that should be death!

Anonymous said...

Or whinnying, or sighing, or hovering. These things could also be a possible cause of injury!!!

Anonymous said...

I love to snap my fingers at people. I always get in trouble for it but it is worth irritating jerky patrons & staff.

Jason Fleming said...

I recently learned how to whistle, and now it seems like i can't stop. I currently restrict my whistling while at work to hallways when I see no one else around. If I catch myself whistling at my cubicle I immediately stop.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Does it matter which orifice you're whistling from?

Turi said...

I have a co-worker who whistles JUST loud enough that you can't tell where it's coming from. We call her a ventriloquistler.

Anonymous said...

We do not have a whistler, but we do have an equally annoying hummer.

Anonymous said...

I would much prefer a whistler over having to sit between two different radio shows. I used to work between two women - one whom listened to soap operas on the radio and the other who listened to easy listening music. I tried to get them to use headphones and even offered to buy them whatever kind they wanted but they refused.

Anonymous said...

I really love that you had to provide a definition for "wolf whistle" - sign of a true librarian - take nothing for granted...

John said...

But is humming the theme to Doctor Who also right out, or is that permissible in some areas. :)

Anonymous said...

John, you can hum or whistle anything from Dr Who in my library anytime. At least then we'll be humming /whistling the same thing.

Anonymous said...

How about whistling the Indiana Jones theme while hunting for missing items in the stacks? Surely that would be permissible...

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry about that, folks.

Anonymous said...

My grandmother always said "whistling girls and cackling hens never come to any good ends!"

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Anonymous said...

You know that it's really bad when the DIRECTOR of the library causes everyone to hate her because of her obnoxious whistling.
ALL. DAY. LONG.