Tuesday, January 21, 2014
An Off Day
Do you ever have one of those days when everything annoys you? Even cute babies? Well, that was my day yesterday.
The students were all dressed in pajamas for some kind of Spirit Week activity. (Apparently they'll be in costume all week, or so I'm told.) And a library volunteer showed up to reshelve books, which was a blessing, allowing me to stay behind the desk.
But still, everything seemed a struggle. The kids were amped up, maybe by their silly outfits, and I had to keep asking them to pipe down, usually to no avail. I began to despair about my job being more police officer than reading consultant. I hate being a disciplinarian. It is not a natural role for me.
And then we had trouble getting online access to one of our educational journals, and while I was working on that, a teacher on maternity leave brought her baby into the library and all my coworkers dropped everything in order to oooh and aaaah over the baby, and I was thinking, "Can't you see we have work to do?!"
I know, I'm a grump. I can't help it.
I came home and had red wine and vented to Dave, and then we watched "Star Trek" and "House of Cards" and I felt better. Maybe today will be an improvement. I think it's mostly me who needs the attitude adjustment.
(Photo: Ealing Common on Sunday -- HDR photo.)