More whining about the library I work at (or: going to the library to check my email while drinking is very refreshing)
A disturbing trend has begun at my branch.
Patrons trying to drink alcohol while in the library.
Last night a gentleman was waiting for a computer and was enjoying a delicious smirnoff ice.
When I approached the man he immediatly informed me that it was not a cooling libation, but an italian soda.
I pointed out that the bottle clearly said Smirnoff Ice.
He said that he had poured the soda into the bottle for easier travel.
I then asked to smell the bottle. He told me it was indeed an italian soda pop.
I asked to smell the bottle again. He told me it was italian soda.
I said if it was soda that I should be allowed to smell it.
He got irate and said that he would go outside to finish the drink. He then chugged the bottle as he made a 360 toward the front doors and then to a free computer. I guess he can multi-task with his "italian soda"
Then this morning a patron was sitting at the same chair waiting for a computer enjoying a nice foreign beer.
Yes indeed. A nice cooling satisfying beer at 9:30 in the morning.
When I informed him he could not drink beer in the library he said that it was not beer. I wondered what kind of italian soda he had.
I asked him what it was.
He told me it was just a soda.
I asked to smell it.
He got irate.
I told him to leave.
He said he wanted to check his email first.
I told him to go outside and finish his "soda" and then he can check his email.
I don't understand why all these people want to drink at the library. It's not like they work here. I mean if it was a co-worker I could turn a blind eye, but a patron. I am legally bound to tell them to stop enjoying themselves.