Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Things I Don't Understand
1. Quantum Physics
2. Drivers who wave their hand at you to go first at an intersection.
Some might think this is being polite, but everyone being polite at every intersection doesn't make sense. I find this to be a form of passive aggression, impatience and a form of acting out, because drivers do not know the rules of the road.
So I am going to do an Intervention.
The rules are very simple. If you get there first, you get to go first. If you both get there at the same time, the person on the right gets to go first. I know when it's my turn, and that's when I will go. So you can wave your hand at me all you want, I'm not moving if it's not my turn. So there.
And don't get me started on people who hold up traffic letting someone into the traffic lane and then the light turns red before I can get through the intersection. Trust me. Just let the traffic roll. They will find a way to join us.
3. Why can't there be one thing we really love to eat that has no calories?
Like french fries.
4. When you are sitting next to someone on a plane or in a movie theater, how do you determine who gets the arm rests?
And why is it never me?
5. What I did before Tivo.
You have probably already figured out that I am a big fan of TV.
(Critical observer of popular culture or pathetic transplant with too much time on her hands? You be the judge).
I remember a time long, long ago when I would load up a thing called a tape player to record a program that was on at the same time as something else I wanted to watch, a common dilemma.
Oh the torment when I would return home only to find out it didn't tape!
Now I just have to turn on the TV and little Tivo knows just what I wanted to watch and it's minus the commercials. Brilliant!
Isn't he adorable?
6. The overuse of the word "literally."
If you say that "the top of your head will literally blow off if that happens again" or that you are "literally speechless," does that mean I should expect to see your head explode or that you will never utter another word?
Mammals or reptiles?
What's that all about?
8. Kathy Lee Gifford.
9. Why my lists always consist of ten items.
10. When people have a question or are trying to make sense of the world they live in, they don't automatically think of the library.
Yes, many people use the library, but many don't think of us first or have any idea of the array of services we provide.
Why don't they know that we are not just about books (though we have plenty of them). We are all about helping them find the information they need, free community programs for all ages, friendly community spaces, sources of information for life long learning, and we let you borrow 10 DVDs or music CDs at a time (for free!).
We provide volunteer opportunities, free wifi, story times for children in different languages, meeting room space, computer instruction, citizenshisp classes, help with English skills, readers' advisory, one on one time with a librarian, talking books for that long drive home, teen paperbacks, homework help, full text magazines and newspapers (current and historical), car repair information, genealogy support, and health information. And you can find us online, by phone, by email.
We have it all!
And I mean that literally!