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    Chicken farmer! Eboo's Avatar
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    A friendly reminder...

    From your local librarian

    Please do not whistle, cat-call, holler and/or yell at the librarian pulling very heavy items down from the stacks. The chances of her clumsy ass dropping said book increases exponentially by doing so.

    I learned this the hard way this morning. I was pulling down an index medicus from the journal stacks waaaaaaay above my head when a patron thought it would be funny to whistle at me from two feet behind my back. Luckly I work on a medical campus, so when I woke up, I was being stitched up by a handsome young med student. D'oh.

    11 stitches and one furious hatred for the 19 pound index medicus later, I find myself at home with a couple days off! Booya, work!

    What kind of public service announcement would you like to make at your place of work?
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    Will they be snackrificed on a roll of sourdough?

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    I work by myself most of the time, so the chance of me sneaking up behind me and whistling at my own ample backside while on a ladder is remote to say the least. Hope the wound heals quickly and that are well enough to ride every day.
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    What if someone asked if they could help you with it?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Chicken farmer! Eboo's Avatar
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    Oh, that would have been stellar. I only protest the sudden, loud noises, not chivilrous displays of decency and/or kindness.
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    Will they be snackrificed on a roll of sourdough?

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    ouch! hope you are OK and that the wound heals with no scar... where did you get the stitches?
    "Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world". ~Grant Petersen

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    Oh....my poor little eboo. I wish I lived up there now...so I could come by to bring you herbal tea and librarian porn movies (naked books).
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    Nothing here to see!!!!!! flyingscotsman's Avatar
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    Ouch that hurts, pity you could not have dropped the book on the patron .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eboo
    Please do not whistle, cat-call, holler and/or yell at the librarian pulling very heavy items down from the stacks. The chances of her clumsy ass dropping said book increases exponentially by doing so.
    ...

    What kind of public service announcement would you like to make at your place of work?
    Don't wear short skirts and get on a ladder?

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    Boo!
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    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    Don't wear short skirts and get on a ladder?
    Now that is the worst advice I've read all day.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingscotsman
    Ouch that hurts, pity you could not have dropped the book on the patron .
    I was thinking the same.

    OT: Flyingscotsman, are you a Graeme Obree fan? (or is your name in reference to David Millar or some other Scottish cyclist?)
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    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    Hope you get to feeling better soon.


    My announcement to people at my workplace: stop trying to act like an annoucncer at a major league ball game when using the overhead speakers....if you have to use it to call Dvae, say Dave...not DAAAAAAVVVVVVE! All this does is makes us want to hammer an overhead speaker into your ear canal, and then play Ace of Base songs through it for the remainder of the day....just to see you twitch to death.
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    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Hope you get to feeling better soon.


    My announcement to people at my workplace: stop trying to act like an annoucncer at a major league ball game when using the overhead speakers....if you have to use it to call Dvae, say Dave...not DAAAAAAVVVVVVE! All this does is makes us want to hammer an overhead speaker into your ear canal, and then play Ace of Base songs through it for the remainder of the day....just to see you twitch to death.
    ♫ I saw the sign... ♫
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    From a Produce warehouse person.

    Quit asking if we have any spinach and then guffawing heartedly like you just made the best joke ever thought of. We have heard it over and over again and believe it or not, you are NOT the first person to come up with this question/sarcasm. Yes you are funny but only in your own eyes. And if you really want me to, I can bring it out because I still have some in the back waiting for inspection/pick up.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    That's the price you pay for being an academic librarian. The heaviest thing us public folks have to lift is the PDR.....and we're used to the noise!! They don't teach you this stuff in library school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy
    I was thinking the same.

    OT: Flyingscotsman, are you a Graeme Obree fan? (or is your name in reference to David Millar or some other Scottish cyclist?)
    The handel Flying Scotsman, was first used by me in the early days off the internet and came from several parts.

    I was very interested in flying. I was also interested in steam trains the flying scotsman is the train in my avatar.
    I cycled everywhere and on occasion did time trials, living in England at the time I was dubbed the Flying Jock, when graham came on the scene and was dubbed the flying scotsman, somebody changed my nickname at the time and then it stuck.

    It would appear that anytime somebody Scottish now gets on a bike they get dubbed the flying scotsman.

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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy
    ♫ I saw the sign... ♫

    I was thinking earlier Ace of Base....all that she wants.
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    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    I was thinking earlier Ace of Base....all that she wants.
    Err, they're from the same album. Anyway...

    ♫ So if you are in sight and the day is right
    Shes a hunter you're the fox
    The gentle voice that talks to you
    Wont talk forever ♫

    (I got the album for free maybe 10 years ago)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Koll
    That's the price you pay for being an academic librarian. The heaviest thing us public folks have to lift is the PDR.....and we're used to the noise!!
    +1 to that!

    I work in a neighborhood branch that's pretty much a no shooshing library. The only noise patrons (and staff) complain about are cell phones ringing. We also get to chat up old ladies and help out little kids, rather than deal with college students.

    And our PDR is on a knee-level shelf.
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    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    Ouch. Yeah, never scare someone who could get injured when they drop whatever they're doing (or jump). I've come home without my wife knowing and refrained from scaring her because she had a glass dish in her hands.

    So did you get something like in the mummy? Domino rally with the bookcases?

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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    Hmm, I thought the sign and all that she wants was two different albums...oh well. Shows how little I remember from those dark days.
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    As a contractor, I think its important for people to know that contractors don't ask to use the restroom. Often times, they will go outside and piss behind their truck. The only way a contractor would normaly use your bathroom is if you offered. There litteraly are some stuck up rich people (mostly new money sorts) who wouldn't dare let a construction worker use their ****house, so they won't even ask.

    So please people, when construction workers are fixing up your home, be polite and say "bathrooms over there if you need it, and before I get out of your way is there anything I can get you to drink?"
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    Stop being so easily surprised.
    God, if you were commuting in NYC, you'd be dead by now. When you can have a car mirror smack you in the ass at 30mph and keep your heart rate below 90bpm, then you deserve to be librarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    Don't wear short skirts and get on a ladder?
    I think you meant don't wear short skirt, and get on a ladder.

    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    Now that is the worst advice I've read all day.
    The chick wants attention, don't ruin it for her. One way or another, the discrete way is to not post this all over the internet, but as such, expect reactions from all over the internet.

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    Sorry to hear about your injury, Eboo -- hope it heals up soon.
    As for my announcement: If you're going to leave your cell phone at your desk when you're away, for God's sake put the thing on silent. Or at least choose a less annoying ringtone!

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