Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I hate awards, I think we've already established that but then I don't think that they're useless. Some of them are but not all of them. And today I'm going to give out an award myself for the most amazing person of my day. I don't know her name but she's a nice person. However that's not the basis of this award. She's a nice person and in fact she's a librarian at my uni. What makes her qualified for this particular award is that she yelled at some of those morons who speak at the top of their voice in the library.
I spend a lot of time in the library. It's a sad fact for some but for me it's great. I get to sit in a nice, brightly lit, warm, not so quiet most of the time environment as opposed to the ice cold chaotic dungeon that is my room. I get all the books I need a few metres away and that is great for studying most of the time. What I hate about the library is the inconsiderate morons who speak non-stop, often in some languages I don't understand, at the top of their voice to their buddies at the other end of the freaking library. The librarians usually just let them be and who am I to tell them to shut up? So usually I'll just go to the "quiet" study area. If you follow my posts, you'd probably find out that the "quiet" area in the library at my uni is only as quiet as a supermarket but then that's an improvement from the main library which is as noisy as a construction site.
When I was at highschool, we used to have this librarian that yell at every single person that was about to open their mouth. It's an exaggeration but she did always yell quite a lot and she kept the library so quiet you can hear somebody farts from 10 metres away. However, the down points of the zealous librarian is that she yelled too often and that kinda broke the elegant, quiet atmosphere. I don't know about other people but I used to hate her coz she disrupted my train of thoughts, or sometimes more often than not my train of quiet whispers. Oh how I want that librarian now, at uni.
Anyhow, back to the person of the day, she is the first uni librarian, that I know of, to yell at students for making too much noise. That deserves my award because she made my day.