Tuesday, June 26, 2012
If you’re inclined to trot down to the library to snatch up a book or rent a video, it may be wise to avoid the Santa Monica Public Library (across from the Goodwill) – unless, of course - you enjoy being abused.
The security guards not only treat the patrons like scum, but seize every opportunity to harass and annoy them before they even walk in. For example, the other morning at ten o’clock – just as the doors were swinging open – the guard on duty barked at the individuals waiting patiently in line:
“Wait until the doors are fully open!”
The truth of the matter?
No one had stepped forward or even tried to “rush” the door.
You only had to take a look at the guy (short and fat with all the personality of a worm) to figure out what his problem was. Just another a**hole overstepping his bounds and abusing his authority.
And, while I’m on the subject, it should be noted that one of the guards obviously has something to hide.
Yesterday morning while I was waiting for the library to open so I could return a book, I switched on my video camera to view a couple of clips I recorded over the weekend. As soon as the guard spotted the camera, he turned his face and body away from the lens, and began “acting” like he was busy “doing something” in the middle of the empty lobby!
Is the dude a deadbeat dad avoiding child support?
A fugitive on the run?
An illegal immigrant?
Mighty suspicious behavior if you ask moi!
Meanwhile, the staff (librarians?) scattered about the library facility at a multitude of desks are just as bad. For the most part - they sit on their butts, pick their noses, and check their e-mail - all day. In fact, if a patron approaches them for assistance, they’re as slow as molasses in January when it comes to responding. And, appear to be totally put out by having to lift one finger, you betcha!
One gal is a mean old broad, alright.
If a patron dashes to catch the elevator door before it slides shut he screeches at them:
The woman is an neurotic mess!
When I was a kid I used to watch old films on late-night TV. In that era, the librarian was always portrayed as a woman of all sweetness and light. Today, they’re just a posse of classless low-life’s who could give a damn.
I say, turf ‘em out!
Hire on some folks who’d appreciate a steady job, benefits, and a comfy seat to park their fat ass on all day.
Why don’t you apply today?