Monday, June 21, 2010

Frustration Is


  • When your library religiously enforces it's LAME policy of only having ONE copy of any particular book, which is of course currently checked out.

  • When, in desperation born of new resolve to be financially conscious, you hold fast to the rule of not buying a book until you have read it and know that you like it, so you resign yourself to option number 2: book on CD (note: with the funds spent on purchasing the audio book, the library could have bought two or three more regular copies).

  • In order to listen to said book-on-CD, you must dig out that ancient and otherwise obsolete item: your portable CD player (because the whole household objects to listening to your book on the living room stereo, dooming you to the solitude and uber-gooberness of the Level 2 Walkman) and hope it still works, despite being found in the bottom of a toddler's toy box.

  • After having dedicated 21 hours and 19 minutes (probably 3 or 4 times longer than it would take to just read it) listening to the story, otherwise ignoring your real life (except for things you can do simultaneously like wash dishes [yeah, right] or play Marple*), you finally reach the end, and your only response is, "wait, what?! that's it?"


*Marple: App Store it.


4 comments:

Marissa said...

You make me laugh. :) Seriously giggling to myself here.....

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Mr.C said...

:) It's interesting. Have a nice day!

Rachel. said...

I think that you should blog again. A. because I like your blog posts and B. because it breaks my heart to remember that a library failed you. I want libraries to do what they should, and bring the people what they want. silly "in need of an update" policy.