Wednesday, May 23, 2007

anybody have a valium?.....zanex?....anybody?....Bueller?...

There are about 60 flirting, self-entitled teenagers yelling, fighting, etc in my department. Now, before you rush to pigeon-hole me into the stereotypical, sensibly shod librarian I would remind you that I find conformity offensive....it's the rudeness and disrespect that bothers me. I watch them run when we ask them not to, I watch as they proceed to smash into old Mr. A as he toddles out from the stacks to head towards the elevator, maybe knock a little kid down the stairs in their headlong rush to be moronic. Make yourself look stupid if you want to but don't kill anyone else in the process!

2 comments:

Shannon said...

I highly recommend Lexapro to deal with the day to day nightmare of lack of manners in teens--this semester, my highly offended self was treated to almost daily doses of hocking lugies (sp?) and spitting them out windows, in my classroom trashcan and/or on the sidewalk outside my classroom's building. I applauded our asst principal when she said, you know what that is Ms Johnson? No HOME TRAINING. Something we have been warned against saying forever...I love that woman. I tried to make a point when teaching TKaM this semester when Calpurnia gives Scout hell for being rude to Walter Cunningham when he pours molasses all over his food--I think in one class about 3 of the 28 "got it." Hope you are well and that you survived the summer reading kick off! ;)

htw said...

I'm already taking something similar to Lexapro...just need a little something to take the edge off the irrational near-homicidal rage :)