The trend has not been broken. One of the many Shems approached me at the reference desk.
Shem: "I tried to book a computer but when I selected Main Library, the screen just went back to the home page. I need help with words, I mean I am illiterate. I mean, I can read and write, but I am a little dyslexic, but I can use the internet just fine. I just need you to write a few words down for me."
I took the Shem's library card and attempted to book internet time. When I asked what was needed, the response was, " I need the first available timeslot."
Well, the first available timeslot was the next hour. The Shem determined that would be too long of a wait. Razor shaved eyebrows, man's longsleeve sweater, woman's tight pencil skirt, socks and tennis shoes.
WHY DID I SEE:
A patron walking past a stink zone while holding his nose closed. MAN, HOW I HAVE WANTED TO DO THE EXACT SAME THING MANY A DAY, TIME, HOUR, BUT I didn't want to offend anyone by my actions.
that sounds like a rugged Shem, and isn't it kinda dangerous to be an illiterate Shem?
Whew and I thought the crazies in TV were bad!
Rugged is only half of the description. My eyes hurt after looking at some of them. You would think that of all people, a Shem would look into the adult literacy program offered for free here. All the medication and surgeries, they need to understand the legal documents they are signing.
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