Monday, January 03, 2011

Up, Catching

Always assume that your library coworkers want the short version of your answer to the obligatory question, "How was your holiday break?"

Some sample short answers that will suffice:
  • "Okay."
  • "Pretty good."
  • "Too short."
  • "Kind of sad... my _____ died."
  • "I'm an atheist."
Ask the readers: How was your holiday break?

17 comments:

Mike S. said...

It was OK, well pretty good, sad at times, my coffee maker died, but what the heck, I am an atheist.

Leo Stezano said...

As they say in Southeast Asia, same same, but different. Same week off from work. Same trip out east to visit family. Same plans for the major holidays. One tiny little difference: we have a 5-month-old this time (our first). So, same stuff, but oh, so very, very different to deal with... : )

Anonymous said...

Fine.

I guess.

Anonymous said...

Break? What break? Were we supposed to leave?

Anonymous said...

10 people. 5 teenagers. 3 hyper cats. 1 case silly string. 1000 piece puzzle. 2 packages Roman candles. 1 RCMP drive-by.

Mackenzie said...

I asked my coworker about her NYE and she told me a story about how she went to a party in Little Italy in Chicago and there was a shooting. That was 40+ years ago and she's never been in a NYE party since.

Sometimes it's better not to ask.

Anonymous said...

Public librarian's don't get a break, we get one day, so, I like to say "Kept it low key and simple"

Anonymous said...

One of my friends say the same answer each year: "If I won the lotto you wouldn't be asking me that question."

Sarah said...

I like to give ambiguous answers. When anyone asks me this I say "Supple" and walk away.

Anonymous said...

Whatever.

Anonymous said...

Wait....you have co-workers who actually TALK to you?

In conversation? without kvetching?

Anonymous said...

Kind of sad...my faith in humanity died

Pastrami said...

Oy, don't get me started with the Holidays! My in-laws were in town and once again Aunt Sephie burned he famous Yam Casserole to the point that it caught fire in the oven. I got into an argument with her third husband and the police had to be called. Again. That fascist officer arrested me, even though it was clearly not my fault, but that is the way it goes. I'm out on bail now, only to find that my 13 year old daughter has run away. Again. She didn't take my reaction to her pregnancy very well, I guess. As if all of this wasn't enough I've developed this rash that refuses to go away, and the ointments seem to be making it worse. Happy New Year to all of you as well. Let's make 2011 great!

Anonymous said...

Oy, you poor thang. I'm having the painters over this Monday. I'd rather have the boil on my bum removed.

Happy new year, y'all!

Anonymous said...

I just wish I could 'like' some of these comments.

Alice said...

My sister always says "Peachy!" Drives me crazy.

lessthanlibrarian said...

Balls.