Sunday, January 27, 2008

Allow Me To Explain

Hello my dear troglodytes, gather 'round whilst I clear up a little matter. It seems some of you may have missed a memo or something.
If you rack up over $300 in fines at the library by, let's say losing ten items, you can dispute it until the end times and it's not going to go through. Got that? Because, you fuckwit, no one in their right mind is going to go "Oh, it's only $300 worth of our shit they lost, but they've got a really good reason so I'll just wipe it off their file! La-dee-da!" And waiting a couple of months to come in and get a new card doesn't magically make the computer forget that you LOST TEN ITEMS.
How fucking stupid do you think I am? Or the whole fucking system for that matter? The whole world isn't out to get you sweetheart, you're not that fucking important. You are, however, a useless waste of skin who is taking up far too much of everyone's time and energy with your douche baggery, your bullshit and your pathetic attempt to work the system.
I don't give a shit what your sob story is. It's about time that you realize that out here in the real world you're actually expected to take responsibility for your fuck ups. That you can and will be held accountable. That there isn't always someone or something you can pass the blame on to. And you should really get it through your thick fucking skull that there are people out there who just don't fucking buy it, not one second of it.
Don't get me wrong now, this isn't just about library fines. You've annoyed me because it's not just the library where this kind of bullshit goes on. Any system designed to help people who are genuinely in need of it is continually plagued by your sort. People who feel that they are owed something. Not that they've ever contributed to anything, ever. Just that the cosmos owe them something, everything, anything that they want. It makes me fucking sick.
People like you leech of the system and suck it dry. You make it impossible for the truly helpless to get anything. You turn people who really do want to help in to bitter, jaded shadows with no charity left. You drag everyone around you down in to the shit instead of trying to lift yourself out of it. Worst of all you pass that same disgusting attitude toward life on to your children, making sure we've always got a fresh crop of leeches to suck us all dry.
So you'll excuse me when I say fuck you and stay the fuck away from me.

9 comments:

Bluepaintred said...

"You turn people who really do want to help in to bitter, jaded shadows with no charity left. You drag everyone around you down in to the shit instead of trying to lift yourself out of it. Worst of all you pass that same disgusting attitude toward life on to your children, making sure we've always got a fresh crop of leaches to suck us all dry."

One one hand I am proud we live in the same province. . .

but on the other hand

I am horrified that the troglodytes do to.

Robin said...

So you work in a library? I suppose I shouldn't tell you about the 8 National Geographic I stole for...uhhmmm...research.

The Absurdist said...

We call it "the age of entitlement".

I have never understood why libraries just don't let you replace the books instead of paying the fines. That way, they get brand new copies.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Blue - We should form a club or something. (And normally people are horrified that they share anything with me, so thanks.)

Robin - I'll let that slide so long as you swear to never, ever call it a "Li-barry"

Absurdist - It's not just the cost of the book that's involved. It's the late charges you've racked up between taking the book and it being set as "lost", the three or four people that has to go through, the actual replacement of the materials, the processing and the fee you get hit with when it goes to collections.
I figure you're better off not losing materials.

Robin said...

Well I was kidding you know...

Actually my mom is a librarian...she works as an archivist.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Oh. My. God.

I am SO turned on right now. Take me.

*bending over*

Gwenhwyfar said...

Robin - Good. But I wasn't kidding about saying "Li-barry".

Fab - Back that sweet ass up here. Time to out do that doctor.

Robin said...

I'll keep that in mind.

I do sometimes call an ambulance amboolance.

Gwenhwyfar said...

That is perfectly acceptable.