Monday, September 29, 2008

you know...

There are days at work that try my patience. Mondays, in general, are always a challenge. Everyone wants everything and they want it 10 minutes ago - summarized, footnoted and, if possible, read to them in a soft soothing voice while you spoonfeed them ice cream. The harried and the needy patrons always show up on Mondays to aggravate us and we deal with it. No big deal - we're professionals, we're librarians. This is what we do.

But a Monday when a man sneaks into the library, hides amongst the toys and the cartoon DVDs and the picturebooks and then exposes himself to a child?

Days like today make me very, very angry.
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A policeman came to take a report. He walked the perimeter, making sure the pervert had left and asking people if they had seen anything. When I asked the policeman if he had checked the basement, he said, "I didn't even know the library had a basement!"

I feel very safe now. Oh, yes.

12 comments:

John Smith said...

I like your guns...and your stance on guns...gun control means being able to hit the target, right?

Too bad you couldn't bring that to work today...although instant justice isn't the answer...it might protect some children.

Great blog.

John

Lissa said...

Scum!!!!

Joe Allen said...

Please tell me that you can carry at work...

Joe

Breda said...

The library is one of Ohio's infamous "gun-free" zones. Otherwise known as "criminal protection" zones.

HOORAY!

(argh)

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Hmmm... Could I get you to read me in a soft soothing voice while you spoonfeed me ice cream, if I was really patient about when you did it and maybe brought a box of plinking centerfire cartridges in a popular caliber?

What if I promise to put a long-lasting choke-hold on any preverts I catch in the act in the DVD section?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

You're right. I better not take the bedtime story and ice cream from you. Mike might think it untoward. I will throw in library prevert-throttling, free of charge, ice cream or no ice cream

Breda said...

TBolt - Yes, of course! And bacon too.

BobG said...

Sounds like what the perv could use is a shot of pepper spray to his "exposed" areas.

Willorith said...

Good Madam Breda.:
I am perfectly certain that even without your firearm available to poke some holes in the bastard, his ass would be in for a kicking. Imagine the rest of his life having to explain how he got his ass kicked by a librarian.

When my sister was in the Navy she beat up a marine who had become overly familiar in a bar. When it was pointed out to the marine that he got his ass whupped by a girl sailor he declined to press the issue beyond mutual apologies.

The Saj said...

And if he were arrested, nice judges would say it was the childrens' fault and let him out after 6 weeks.

*sighs*

I really really struggle sometimes to keep hope afloat within my heart for this society.

Heath said...

The only curative for that behavior involves a wood chipper in good running order.

Remember people, feet first!

I guaren-damn-tee he won't do that again.

Earl said...

The advantages of having a prison library - no children, the disadvantages of having a prison library some adults must act like children and pooh on the floor and smear it around, and I have to find a worker willing to clean up after them -- ah, was done - cleaned up without resorting to the body fluid clean up kits, save that for inspections...
people like your pervert start cutting the cute almost nude elves and pixies out of the books and get throttled by the thugs when they find out.