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Just had a woman in here to complain that her grandson was watching pornography at the library yesterday, and what were we going to do about it. I explained that we have a web filter, but it's only on the children's computers and does not catch 100% of inappropriate content, and that's all we can do.

She wanted an assurance that it wouldn't happen again. I re-explained about how filters aren't perfect, and told her a determined kid can always find something that the filter doesn't catch. I ended by saying that it's the parents responsibility to supervise their child, and if they don't want the kid using the computer when they're not here, they should take away the library card.

Her response? "I think it is the library's responsibility!" Uh, no. I am not the parent. It is not my call whether any specific item is or is not appropriate for your child. That is a PARENT's responsibility. You don't like what you kid's up to, then supervise them more. Don't tell the school or the library it's their job. It's not, and there are a lot of other parents who would take serious umbrage if they were to try.

Oh, and she also thought that the filter should be on ALL the computers - I explained that adults have the right to look at whatever they want, but she didn't much like that statement either.


ETA: Look, a comic on just this topic!

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I can't believe I just had to explain to an upstanding senior citizen (someone who is here almost every day) why she couldn't tear things out of the library's newspaper. Her rationalization? "But, you're about to close." First of all, not for almost 2 hours. Second of all, someone might want to read that tomorrow.
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I just had to ask one patron to leave the library because he wasn't wearing a shirt, and also ask his buddy to put his shoes on.

I know it's summer, but I don't think I should have to verbalize these things.

spacey

Apr. 19th, 2007 08:21 pm
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I don't know what vacation did to my brain, but it was not fully engaged today. First, I forgot the PIN for my ATM card. The PIN which has been the same for at least 10 years and which I've never had a problem remembering. Then, I told a coworker that Stacy had called in sick. Pause. "You mean Stephanie?" Yeah, that's her name.  I don't even know anyone named Stacy.  Weird.
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I would like to review one of the cardinal rules of polite society:

Never, ever ask a woman if she is pregnant, no matter how sure you are that you can see a bulge. EVER.

Someone asked me if I was pregnant this morning, and I am a little less happy with my new dress than I was before.

Who does that?

wtf?

Mar. 15th, 2007 04:28 pm
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I think this says it all:

Weather Forecast for Bronxville, NY

  Thursday Friday
 
  Cloudy Rain Dense Fog
Snowstorm
 Temp. (°F)  49° | 58° 30° | 32°
 Wind Speed 10 mph 16 mph
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Today during my commute, I ended up behind a car with a bumper sticker that said: Save the Environment, Drive a Hybrid.

It was on a Lexus SUV.

Methinks someone is unclear on the concept.
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OK, this weekend I deleted all the cool-looking CSS and HTML from Myspace, making it just the generic page with a link to the good one, and now I'm getting messages from strangers. 4 today. After getting none for months. Why is that? Is there a link posted somewhere? And why on Earth would there be more interest in the boring version of the page than the good one?

Weird.

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