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    It’s Hard Work When You’re Hardly Working

    | California, USA | Employees, Lazy/Unhelpful, School, Theme Of The Month

    (My friend, who is a bit ditzy and lazy, has just started at an on-campus work program at the college library. She meets up with me at the cafeteria after work.)

    Friend: “Work was so bad today. I didn’t even get a chance to sit down and play on the computer.”

    Me: “Well, you should be working anyway, not watching videos.”

    Friend: “Well, usually we don’t get much problems with people. Some people can be so rude!”

    Me: “Okay, so what happened?”

    Friend: “Well, today a big group of guys came into the library and got A LOT of books.”

    Me: “Alright, well—”

    Friend: “Then when they were done reading,they either left their books on the table…”

    Me: “Well—”

    Friend: “…or they put them on the WRONG shelf.”

    Me: “Yes—”

    Friend: “…or even on the right shelf, but NOT the right place!”

    Me: “Well, you—”

    Friend: “I think they personally did that on purpose to mess with me. Like, another group came and sort of did the same thing. I mean, how rude are they?! They can’t even bother to put books away in the right spot!”

    Me: “So, you are mad that people didn’t put the books back in the right order?”

    Friend: “Well, duh!”

    Me: “So you are mad because you think these people are doing this just to spite you?”

    Friend: “Well, yeah! They got A LOT of books out, and I had to put them ALL away. Normally I get to like read my book or look on the web, since I normally don’t have much to do.”

    Me: “You do realize you work in the library. You should be working, not just sitting and reading. Isn’t one of the jobs you have there putting the books away on the shelves?”

    Friend: “Well, yeah! What’s your point?!”