nevermoreangel (nevermoreangel) wrote in bad_service,

Librarians Aren't Always Nice.

One time I was about 13, I went to my local library to find a nice novel to read. Now keep in mind that for a 13 year old girl, 5 foot 6 is kinda uncommon. I walk up to the front desk and ask, due to the horrendous layout of the library, "excuse me, where are the fiction books?" The guy points to the section for five year olds and says "right over there, miss." I gave him a WTF look and said "Um, no, I mean for my reading level..." The guy points back over to the kids section and says again, "that's what I said, they're over there."

That is the first and only time in my life I have ever been tempted to murder a librarian.

I've never been back there. For many reasons, including the facts that the layout sucks and the people are mean.

No love,


Edit: There have been a lot of comments about the locations of the sections...the kids section is a section by itself, a room. Across the room are the research books. Come to find out, the "grown up" fiction books were upstairs. In this crappy little room. All the books there were from 1980 or before, I swear to God. I stopped going to this library after that. All I wanted was a nice novel to read, I think I was looking for one by a specific author but couldn't figure out the computer system. Needless to say I left without any books.

And I'm now 5 foot 8. I inherited the tallness from my dad's side of the family. My father is a full foot taller than me.

Oh by the way, question. Why do some commenters think that the guy would tell me I'm at a 2nd grade reading level when I'm obviously adult-sized? Honestly guys. WTF.
Tags: ^wtf, library
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