Friday, August 10, 2007

Dear Job-Seeking Patron...

...when you were in last week, using our computer to compose your resume, you seemed to comprehend what I was saying when I explained to you that you could temporarily save that resume to the desktop of our computer in order to print it and be able to then email it to yourself as an attachment afterward. You also seemed to understand when I then assured you that your resume file would indeed vanish forever and ever, into the ether, never to be seen again, when we next logged off that computer. And after you declined to buy a diskette from us, you also clearly seemed to understand me when I stressed to you the importance of emailing that resume to yourself as an attachment should you wish to save it for future use. You even indicated that you knew how to do so.

Why, therefore, do you now expect it to still be there and why have you asked me to my face if I "had been kidding" when I told you that it wouldn't last week?

Allow me to suggest that you refrain from mentioning this little incident during any job interviews your resume effort might net you.

Allow me to also suggest how fortunate you are to have come through your most recent visit to the "liberry" with your ass unkicked.

Your super best friend forever,

--da juicemeister


almost a librarian said...

Change "resume" to "term paper" and the same sad story happens at my "liberry" as well.

I've also had patrons ask me what websites they looked at the other day so they could re-visit them.

Juice S. Aaron said...

Or, "Look in your computer and see if I've read this book before. I can't remember if I have."

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, the ever popular "look in your computer and tell me what I have read" question. That bugs the crap out of me. It seems that if you dont know if youve read it, you could probably read it again and it would be like the first time.

Lisa said...

What's trickier is explaining why our PC won't open a patron's resume from a diskette.

"Um, it's Compatibility thing." Please, for the love of the 21st century just buy a flash drive.

Anonymous said...

LOL people still use diskettes?

I didn't think that modern computers were sold with 3.5 drives.

Juice S. Aaron said...

No, they still make 3.5 drives. No one, however, seems to make a 3.5 diskette that will actually last a month anymore. I think it's the industry's way of encouraging everyone to buy flash drives.

Shelby said...

hi - happened upon your delightful blog this morning.. saw some old posts mentioning Mississippi (my family's ancestral home)... am very familiar with Blue Mountain College and all that area..

.. take care and happy day!

An employee of a small town "liberry" chronicles his quest to remain sane while dealing with patrons who could star in a short-lived David Lynch television series.