Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Conversation, Making

Librarians should limit themselves to one "cat story" per day to avoid the risk of becoming a bore around the library workplace.  Also, once you are home, limit yourself to one "library story" per day to avoid becoming a bore to your cat.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

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 said...

ouch!

Shannan said...

@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.............

Anonymous said...

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.

kirag said...

But my cat loves my library stories!!!

Anonymous said...

Pffft. My cat's way more interesting than many patrons or co-workers.

文岳仲君 said...

A stitch in time saves nine.............................................................

Xerox said...

My cat has more personality than most of the patrons I meet.

shushie said...

I'll take a cat or any pet story over coworkers endlessly quoting Lord of the Rings or Doctor Who.

Anonymous said...

I was speaking as the bitter person who has apparently told too many pet stories. ;)

-Anonymous 4:51 PM.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have co-workers quote Dr Who or Lord of the Rings as opposed to endless descriptions of their various ailments.

Anonymous said...

What about hamster stories?

Anonymous said...

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.

Gary Klein said...

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.