Saturday, July 09, 2011


These greeted me this morning when I arrived at work. They belonged to the teen collection. Coincidentally (or not) the teen Suggestion Box brimmed with gems like "worst f***ing library i ever been to," "get some new books you broke bitches," and "f*** you Lol?"

Let's begin with the first one:
Sir or madam, that is not a suggestion, it is an observation, and a shallow one at that, suggesting to me that you have not been to library systems that neighbor us, some of which tend to be crummy. Please, get out more. Furthermore, it is preferable to capitalize the personal pronoun "I," and to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition. Lastly, like a stereotypical English teacher, your use of vulgar language neither shocks nor offends me, it just makes me sigh that people have such a weak command of their native tongue that hackneyed swear words are the best they can offer.

Two. Meh, I give up. I feel better already. Thanks for listening!

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