Monday, February 18, 2008

Bowels, Your

Don't be the librarian who continuously discusses your Crohn's Disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic diarrhea with your library coworkers. Keep that shit to yourself.

20 comments:

Kevin Musgrove said...

Believe me, the long explanations as to why a senior member of staff is late because of bowel motions are the only bearable part of our team briefings.

Shaylin Meadowbrook said...

/me wonders...how many new librarians develop IBS before they hit the one year mark.....

Anonymous said...

Thank GOD our resident bowel librarian went on medical disability. I don't miss her at all.

Stephanie said...

Wow...and I thought we had the only IBS librarian...

Jillian said...

Was the pun intentional?

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha Ha so did I! Gawd!

soren faust said...

God, don't get me started! Did I tell you about the other day when I had an "attack" at the ref desk. Well, let me tell you...

WDL said...

HI- larious!

This may extend to the colonic function of elderly pets and parents as well.

Anonymous said...

Wait, wait! Do you mean there is a direct link between Librarianship and IBS?! I have never ever had intestinal problems until I learned all about them from a sick-o co-worker. Now I have it! Is it psychological?! Is it contagious?! Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOO....

Anonymous said...

How about a colleague who describes, in excruciating detail, the contents of her removed ovarian cyst to anyone who will listen?

Anonymous said...

Oooog, that's gross .

Anonymous said...

What about the co-worker who DOESN'T talk about any of this sort of thing, but who kinda sorta has an aroma of a leaking colostomy bag about him -- and I'd be more forgiving if I knew that's what it was, except I daren't come out and ask?

Kevin Musgrove said...

It might be a colostomy bag that he's confiscated from one of the readers ("Please note: the exercise of bodily functions are not allowed in the Reference Library") He'll have been distracted by an asymmetry in the display of the stamp pads and forgotten all about what's in his pocket.

That's how a colleague explained away a brassiere.

Anonymous said...

Say what?

Anonymous said...

MLS, IBS

Anonymous said...

I now know how many polyps one of my colleagues has on his colon. He's using his "outdoor" voice to tell another colleague about his colonoscopies. Great, as I'm typing this he's talking about how his father found "bleeding." EWWWW!

Mrs. Who said...

Um. I think that advice pretty much pertains to ANY occupation.

miriella said...

OMG! I thought my library was the only one who had one of these types!!! /embraces support group!

Chloe said...

Haha! I am that librarian. It's one hell of a way to wind up a coworker. Let me tell you about the magic of bulk fiber...

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