A polite librarian is a good librarian.
It's been my experience that one cat or dog story per day can be somewhat annoying to a co-worker. Better to avoid the entire thing, I suppose.
@Anonymous 4:51 PM: Mee-Yoww! Not a pet person are you? :) If only you met my "Boo-boo" you might change your mind! Why, just yesterday she was doing the cutest thing.............
My library stories concerning public viewing of pornography are a heck of a lot more interesting than my husband's software engineering stories about programming running amok, thank you very much.
But my cat loves my library stories!!!
Pffft. My cat's way more interesting than many patrons or co-workers.
A stitch in time saves nine.............................................................
My cat has more personality than most of the patrons I meet.
I'll take a cat or any pet story over coworkers endlessly quoting Lord of the Rings or Doctor Who.
I was speaking as the bitter person who has apparently told too many pet stories. ;)-Anonymous 4:51 PM.
I would love to have co-workers quote Dr Who or Lord of the Rings as opposed to endless descriptions of their various ailments.
What about hamster stories?
A good strategy... figure out which of your colleagues also have lots of cat stories. Then you can share with them freely. The only thing is that you will have to list to their cat stories too.
From the "can you top this" approach to detailed converastions about cats or personal health:Our cat has been on 'roids for over a year now, in addition to cancer medicines! And JUNIOR is very appreciative whenever his name surfaces in conversations amongst my fellow librarians.
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