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.

Monday, December 24, 2007

"Liberry" Glossary: Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours
-noun (plural)

Days of the year during which the "liberry" is not open for business, such as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Traditionally, on said holidays, our "innanet" crowd patrons repeatedly drop by to bang on the doors and try the handles in the futile hope that we were just kidding about that whole being closed thing and that at any moment we're going to open up and let them come in to surf. No amount of signs to the contrary can disuade them from this hope. Granted, we the staff are not there to witness this behavior and therefore have no conclusive proof that it indeed occurs. However, the fact that these same patrons exhibit this same behavior on days of the week when we do not open until 1p and have not opened until 1p for nigh on two decades, now, makes us fairly certain that they behave this way on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day all the same.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Juice! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

Gardenbuzzy said...

Merry Christmas from Colorado, Juice! We are visiting our son and daugher-in-law in the land of snow, while at home in Alabama, snow is just a myth. I've seen my first white Christmas in my life (52 years) and it's lovely. However, my son had to go out at 3 am to shovel people's driveways because his landscaping company is contracted to do so.

Anonymous said...

We have video surveillance and I have witnessed various innanet patrons looking in the doors and stomping away furiously because we are not open at all hours. We are a rural-ish library and stay open until 8:00pm four nights a week. Although there may be only two people,
"innanet" people in the whole building at 7:45 (the time we turn off the "innanet" and computers) they have no idea why we would close...why don't we stay open for all the MASSES!