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Jocelyn

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This sounds ridiculous but I had had a serious all out shouting argument with my super formal former debutante grandmother on whether or not organic, grass fed ham counted as vegetarian.
Grass-fed ham? Seriously? Hogs are not known for being grazers.

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3) Tax season is always a headache.  I cannot give tax advice.  I cannot call the IRS for you. I cannot produce a form that does not exist.  I cannot produce your w2 for you. I cannot help you cheat on your taxes.  i cannot open the building early to let you in early for the tax help people (We have tax help people here on certain days.  They start when we open.  Inevitably every day the service is offered people show up threehours before we open and demand to be let in. NO)

Oh, man, tax season.  I'd forgotten about tax season until now.  For *most* of the years that I worked at the library, we carried tax forms.  The last year, the IRS decided to phase that out, and we no longer had tax forms, because the *IRS* decided not to give us any or to have the library system carry them at all.  Library patrons would actually call the IRS to ask where to get forms, and the IRS would tell them to get them at the library!  We actually called the IRS to tell them to stop sending people to the library if they weren't going to stock forms at the library, but they suggested that maybe a librarian could go to the post office and pick up a bunch of each form, and just do that every time we ran low?  <sigh>
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This sounds ridiculous but I had had a serious all out shouting argument with my super formal former debutante grandmother on whether or not organic, grass fed ham counted as vegetarian.
Grass-fed ham? Seriously? Hogs are not known for being grazers.

Hahaha, oops. As a non-pig eater and mostly city-slicker, I'm not terribly familiar with the dietary habits of hogs. However, she did insist that the organic ham was vegetarian since that meant the pig ate a vegetarian diet.


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1) Library computer users are a special breed. No, I cannot and will not kick some off a computer or override their reservation so you can get on.  They have as much right to the computer as you do, regardless of their age or what they are using the computer for.  I understand that you just need to print something out and all the computer users may be Candy Crushing right now, but, it's their time and they can use it as they see fit. and I will definitely NOT cancel someone else's reservation. and no, I cannot physically make you a new computer from scratch nor can I allow you to

2)Library meeting room space - there is a process to it. You have to follow the process, otherwise you do not get the room.  A church group, FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS,  advertised that they would be meeting at our library's meeting room. Each month, I had to tell them that since they had not even begun the process they could not use the room.  At the third month I finally just told them I needed to speak to the pastor - once I clued him in on what his congregants had been doing, he made sure the process was followed to a T.  At one point the group had actually asked me to stop a program that was going on in there and ask the group to move.  On another occasion they went and started setting up while another group had their program going on.  Again, the Pastor was not pleased.

3) Tax season is always a headache.  I cannot give tax advice.  I cannot call the IRS for you. I cannot produce a form that does not exist.  I cannot produce your w2 for you. I cannot help you cheat on your taxes.  i cannot open the building early to let you in early for the tax help people (We have tax help people here on certain days.  They start when we open.  Inevitably every day the service is offered people show up threehours before we open and demand to be let in. NO)



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3) Tax season is always a headache.  I cannot give tax advice.  I cannot call the IRS for you. I cannot produce a form that does not exist.  I cannot produce your w2 for you. I cannot help you cheat on your taxes.  i cannot open the building early to let you in early for the tax help people (We have tax help people here on certain days.  They start when we open.  Inevitably every day the service is offered people show up threehours before we open and demand to be let in. NO)

Oh, man, tax season.  I'd forgotten about tax season until now.  For *most* of the years that I worked at the library, we carried tax forms.  The last year, the IRS decided to phase that out, and we no longer had tax forms, because the *IRS* decided not to give us any or to have the library system carry them at all.  Library patrons would actually call the IRS to ask where to get forms, and the IRS would tell them to get them at the library!  We actually called the IRS to tell them to stop sending people to the library if they weren't going to stock forms at the library, but they suggested that maybe a librarian could go to the post office and pick up a bunch of each form, and just do that every time we ran low?  <sigh>

I think my head just exploded.  We tried to download forms from the irs.gov page for patrons....but the IRS didn't have all the necessary forms up at that particular time.

We all need some "very far away from it all" time.  And that reminds me:  I still have to get MY taxes done.

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As long as you left the books out on the table or put them on a reshelving cart, there was nothing at all SS about what you did. 

It would have been SS if you intentionally reshelved the book in the wrong place so that would be available when you next wanted it.  We had readers who did this. We weren't a circulating library and material went out only on ILL. Having a private stash was important to some readers.  That's why one of our major jobs was shelf reading.   

When I was in college, I nearly got in trouble for reshelving my own books, but the librarian who was coming over to tell me not to saw me fixing misshelved books as I went. So I had special dispensation...I spent many of my teen years as a library volunteer and couldn't NOT put books back where they belonged.

Jocelyn

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This sounds ridiculous but I had had a serious all out shouting argument with my super formal former debutante grandmother on whether or not organic, grass fed ham counted as vegetarian.
Grass-fed ham? Seriously? Hogs are not known for being grazers.

Hahaha, oops. As a non-pig eater and mostly city-slicker, I'm not terribly familiar with the dietary habits of hogs. However, she did insist that the organic ham was vegetarian since that meant the pig ate a vegetarian diet.
Hogs will eat meat, if they can get it. That's why, in 'The Wizard of Oz', everyone panics when Dorothy falls into the pigpen. It wasn't because her dress would get dirty. One thing I was taught as a child, was to never get on the same side of a fence with a hog, without a weapon in my hand. And to always keep an eye out for where I could jump up and over a fence. :) Hogs are just too danged smart for their good...and for the good of humans who raise them. :(

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This sounds ridiculous but I had had a serious all out shouting argument with my super formal former debutante grandmother on whether or not organic, grass fed ham counted as vegetarian.
Grass-fed ham? Seriously? Hogs are not known for being grazers.

Hahaha, oops. As a non-pig eater and mostly city-slicker, I'm not terribly familiar with the dietary habits of hogs. However, she did insist that the organic ham was vegetarian since that meant the pig ate a vegetarian diet.
Hogs will eat meat, if they can get it. That's why, in 'The Wizard of Oz', everyone panics when Dorothy falls into the pigpen. It wasn't because her dress would get dirty. One thing I was taught as a child, was to never get on the same side of a fence with a hog, without a weapon in my hand. And to always keep an eye out for where I could jump up and over a fence. :) Hogs are just too danged smart for their good...and for the good of humans who raise them. :(

Yep, had a distant relative who had a medical issue in the pig pen... He didn't make it out. 

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This sounds ridiculous but I had had a serious all out shouting argument with my super formal former debutante grandmother on whether or not organic, grass fed ham counted as vegetarian.
Grass-fed ham? Seriously? Hogs are not known for being grazers.

Hahaha, oops. As a non-pig eater and mostly city-slicker, I'm not terribly familiar with the dietary habits of hogs. However, she did insist that the organic ham was vegetarian since that meant the pig ate a vegetarian diet.
Hogs will eat meat, if they can get it. That's why, in 'The Wizard of Oz', everyone panics when Dorothy falls into the pigpen. It wasn't because her dress would get dirty. One thing I was taught as a child, was to never get on the same side of a fence with a hog, without a weapon in my hand. And to always keep an eye out for where I could jump up and over a fence. :) Hogs are just too danged smart for their good...and for the good of humans who raise them. :(

Yep, had a distant relative who had a medical issue in the pig pen... He didn't make it out.

Well this gives me another farm animal to be vaguely terrified of. One set of grandparents had cows and poultry and while the cows were harmless, I've always been afraid the chickens or geese would rush me and peck me to death.

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Be a bit wary of the cows too.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/jun/28/attacks-by-cattle-ramblers-blunkett

Although I spent a lot of time around cows growing up and never had a real issue, I'd be cautious round animals I didn't now.

Admit I was always more scared of the bantams at my aunt's farm - they weren't keen on egg collectors.

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Pigs are mean.
That is all

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This sounds ridiculous but I had had a serious all out shouting argument with my super formal former debutante grandmother on whether or not organic, grass fed ham counted as vegetarian.
Grass-fed ham? Seriously? Hogs are not known for being grazers.

Hahaha, oops. As a non-pig eater and mostly city-slicker, I'm not terribly familiar with the dietary habits of hogs. However, she did insist that the organic ham was vegetarian since that meant the pig ate a vegetarian diet.

Hogs will eat meat, if they can get it. That's why, in 'The Wizard of Oz', everyone panics when Dorothy falls into the pigpen. It wasn't because her dress would get dirty. One thing I was taught as a child, was to never get on the same side of a fence with a hog, without a weapon in my hand. And to always keep an eye out for where I could jump up and over a fence. :) Hogs are just too danged smart for their good...and for the good of humans who raise them. :(

Yep, had a distant relative who had a medical issue in the pig pen... He didn't make it out.

Well this gives me another farm animal to be vaguely terrified of. One set of grandparents had cows and poultry and while the cows were harmless, I've always been afraid the chickens or geese would rush me and peck me to death.

Geese are devil birds.   Also,  cows are not harmless.   My GGM has two husbands killed by cows.   Both  were kicked in the head while milking,  if memory serves.   She was terrified of cows,  but kept chickens,  Geese,  and goats after that.   She may have had hogs ,  but I don't really remember for sure.

She should have banned the Geese the same time she banned the cows,  IMO. I did enjoy the goats,  they were so freaking cute.
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I'm really scared of cows, and have been laughed at a lot because of it.

I didn't know pigs were mean though.

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Aren't all pigs cute and lovable like Wilbur, in Charlotte's Web?

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Aren't all pigs cute and lovable like Wilbur, in Charlotte's Web?

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Oh, Diety, no.

When I was a pre-teen, the family visited my grandmother's farm.  I was asked to take the green garbage to the pig trough.  Included in the garbage were several large pieces of watermelon rind.  Being a city kid, I thought the boar was a larger, less cute version of "Babe" or "Wilbur," so I held the largest piece out to the boar and said "here, piggy."  The dang thing nearly took my arm with the rind.