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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19785 on: February 28, 2013, 11:34:05 AM »
I used to think my pants were crazy until I got to really know about some of my friends' parents. Then I thanked mine for being sane and reasonable - and confused them. :)

Then I started reading eHell......

Odd, for me, it has always been my shoes that are a little psychotic.   ;)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19786 on: February 28, 2013, 11:38:38 AM »
If the premarital counseling is Catholic, it will also include some discussion of intimacy, natural family planning and birth control, etc.  There are also discussions about what you expect from intimacy and things like that as well.  Not something you want your mother/MIL at.  And as somebody else pointed out, even the innocuous questions about expectations for married life are things that you don't want your mother/MIL hovering over you, making points, scoring one party against the other, and generally butting in over, not to mention the huge wealth of personal information she'd get from it.  If she discovered that they wanted to wait for kids and then they had a honeymoon baby, she could have such fun crowing out their "accident" even if it would have never occurred to anybody else in their life that the baby was an accident.  And even if it *wasn't*, they'd changed their minds!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19787 on: February 28, 2013, 02:49:14 PM »
My supervisor said "Wait, is that the guy [followed by long, accurate description of Bean}?"  We said "Yep."  "Yeah," said Supervisor, if I'm still here when he applies for a job, I'm going with NO.  I don't want a coworker who spends his free time on [name of revolting, lascivious website]."

Given the titles of the movies Bean keeps asking me to buy (and which I keep rejecting because--ewww) I believe it.

Is revolting website illegal or contains illegal material? If not, then I think it is none of anybody's business what he enjoys in his private time, as long as it doesn't affect work performance. I would be worried about the fact that he is lazy, incompetent and isn't learning what he needs to know.

I know too many people who would say exactly the same thing about a gay person, transgendered person, promiscuous person, religious person, atheist, single parent, immigrant, etc. It is not different.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19788 on: February 28, 2013, 03:02:39 PM »
My supervisor said "Wait, is that the guy [followed by long, accurate description of Bean}?"  We said "Yep."  "Yeah," said Supervisor, if I'm still here when he applies for a job, I'm going with NO.  I don't want a coworker who spends his free time on [name of revolting, lascivious website]."

Given the titles of the movies Bean keeps asking me to buy (and which I keep rejecting because--ewww) I believe it.

Is revolting website illegal or contains illegal material? If not, then I think it is none of anybody's business what he enjoys in his private time, as long as it doesn't affect work performance. I would be worried about the fact that he is lazy, incompetent and isn't learning what he needs to know.
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It's probably a website that should be blocked on library computers due to nudity or another issue that would be against their TOS of using a library computer.  He's probably found a way to go around the block to get to the website. 

However, if he is, then he could be blocked from using the computers in a normal library.  In Yarnspinner's library, Stonecold probably did away with that rule or something boneheaded.



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19789 on: February 28, 2013, 03:10:29 PM »
I used to think my pants were crazy until I got to really know about some of my friends' parents. Then I thanked mine for being sane and reasonable - and confused them. :)

Then I started reading eHell......

Odd, for me, it has always been my shoes that are a little psychotic.   ;)

Mr. Thipu has a piece of headware I call his orthopedic hat.   ;D

Britches be crazy, man.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19790 on: February 28, 2013, 03:13:14 PM »
I used to think my pants were crazy until I got to really know about some of my friends' parents. Then I thanked mine for being sane and reasonable - and confused them. :)

Then I started reading eHell......

Odd, for me, it has always been my shoes that are a little psychotic.   ;)

Mr. Thipu has a piece of headware I call his orthopedic hat.   ;D

Britches be crazy, man.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19791 on: February 28, 2013, 03:19:20 PM »
My supervisor said "Wait, is that the guy [followed by long, accurate description of Bean}?"  We said "Yep."  "Yeah," said Supervisor, if I'm still here when he applies for a job, I'm going with NO.  I don't want a coworker who spends his free time on [name of revolting, lascivious website]."

Given the titles of the movies Bean keeps asking me to buy (and which I keep rejecting because--ewww) I believe it.

Is revolting website illegal or contains illegal material? If not, then I think it is none of anybody's business what he enjoys in his private time, as long as it doesn't affect work performance. I would be worried about the fact that he is lazy, incompetent and isn't learning what he needs to know.
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It's probably a website that should be blocked on library computers due to nudity or another issue that would be against their TOS of using a library computer.  He's probably found a way to go around the block to get to the website. 

However, if he is, then he could be blocked from using the computers in a normal library.  In Yarnspinner's library, Stonecold probably did away with that rule or something boneheaded.

If Bean wants to look at people sharing a 'special" rel@tionship w/farm animals (which is the site I understand he was on) in his private time, that's dandy.  But the keyword here is 'private".  Bean uses our computers for his browsing and our privacy screens have only so many ways to be private.  We've had complaints about him (and others) and I believe their right to free pr0n ends where the rights of others not to have to see/hear it begin.

As Angelic Gamer mentioned we comply with ALA standards and do not filter our computers.   Bean isn't the only problem...we've had to break up groups of gentlemen watching some very, very nasty stuff for the purposes of...a hands-in-pocket party Trying not to get shut  down/banned or locked here as it really isn't an etiquette question and more of a legal one.

Further, Bean's desire to watch films in which women are abused, tortured and otherwise ill used is certainly his right...but I don't think I can defend spending taxpayer dollars on what are known as 53xploitation films.

But you are right.  I am mostly concerned that if he is able to get his MLS and winds up working here, he will just be making more work for the properly trained and motivated people out there.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19792 on: February 28, 2013, 03:22:05 PM »
I do believe that is illegal, Yarnspinner, in many places (animal cruelty).

Honestly, I think library filters should be very, very tight since, as you said, it is public money and there are a lot of people around that really, really don't want to see it.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19793 on: February 28, 2013, 03:26:50 PM »
I've seen in schools alarms go off in the IT lab when students went to disallowed sites. And don't students have an agreement usually with the school not to go to those sites or they will be banned from computer use?

As for Bean, chances are he'll wash out in cataloguing class.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19794 on: February 28, 2013, 03:35:01 PM »
I think you are right, lady Disdain.  In the back of my mind, I had that fact written down...I'm just grateful that some of our regulars (who, unfortunately, are also offenders) haven't gone looking for children on line.

The problem with the regulations of filters is that we then have trouble looking up certain types of diseases (for a while, no one could look for breast cancer) and other issues.  The whole filter thing is a big mess.  If you filter, you run the risk of upsetting the ALA and they will complain about you and if you don't filter, then the government says it won't fund you.  (Those are extreme cases.) 

And I had better get us off this topic before i get us locked.

Since Stonecold's name was invoked:

She's on vacation.  One of our parttime employees asked me what was new and I said 'Well, Stonecold is on vacation."  Coworker waited a beat and then said "How can you tell?"


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19795 on: February 28, 2013, 03:37:20 PM »
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19796 on: February 28, 2013, 03:49:18 PM »
That reminds me of a friend who dislikes the farm games on facebook.  She said she's done enough on farms in real life that she doesn't feel like playing a game that involves managing a farm.

You've reminded me of this:  http://partiallyclips.com/2010/07/09/farmer/
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And now for my SS story.

BG - My In-Laws and my parents live in the same town, about 2 hours from my home.  If we visit my parents, we HAVE to visit the in-laws as well, because someone the MIL knows will have seen our car and tell her we were in town and we'll never hear the end of it, and it's just not fair and she never sees us and.. and.. and..  You know the type.  Most of the time when we're at the In-Law's house, I spend a lot of time smiling and nodding while visiting Narnia for tea with Mr. Tumnus in my mind. I mean, the woman can talk.  For hours.  No input needed from anyone else.  My MIL also takes every chance she can to remind everyone that she volunteers a couple hours every month at a local homeless shelter.  - /BG

She mentioned after her first time volunteering that some of the homeless people were waiting until everyone was served and the volunteers were packing up, then they were asking for an extra meal to feed their dogs!  Can you believe that?!?!  I guess my smile and nod wasn't enough.  The following week we were in town again and stopped by for a "minute" and she started telling us about how the horrible men were asking for extra food when other people hadn't eaten yet. I smiled and said "Hmm" and nodded.  A couple days later it was our DS's birthday, so my parents and the in-laws were here at our place.  I overheard MIL telling my parents all about the horrible men who were stealing food for their dogs which was so horrible and practically stealing it from the mouths of children and how awful and horrible they were.

tl;dr, MIL is a SS who will "adjust" what she's saying until everyone around agrees with her.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19797 on: February 28, 2013, 04:05:08 PM »
So you MIL keeps inflating the story until you are as outraged as she is.  ???

You're right, she's a SS fersure.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19798 on: February 28, 2013, 04:49:21 PM »
My supervisor said "Wait, is that the guy [followed by long, accurate description of Bean}?"  We said "Yep."  "Yeah," said Supervisor, if I'm still here when he applies for a job, I'm going with NO.  I don't want a coworker who spends his free time on [name of revolting, lascivious website]."

Given the titles of the movies Bean keeps asking me to buy (and which I keep rejecting because--ewww) I believe it.

Is revolting website illegal or contains illegal material? If not, then I think it is none of anybody's business what he enjoys in his private time, as long as it doesn't affect work performance. I would be worried about the fact that he is lazy, incompetent and isn't learning what he needs to know.
<snip>

It's probably a website that should be blocked on library computers due to nudity or another issue that would be against their TOS of using a library computer.  He's probably found a way to go around the block to get to the website. 

However, if he is, then he could be blocked from using the computers in a normal library.  In Yarnspinner's library, Stonecold probably did away with that rule or something boneheaded.

If Bean wants to look at people sharing a 'special" rel@tionship w/farm animals (which is the site I understand he was on) in his private time, that's dandy.  But the keyword here is 'private".  Bean uses our computers for his browsing and our privacy screens have only so many ways to be private.  We've had complaints about him (and others) and I believe their right to free pr0n ends where the rights of others not to have to see/hear it begin.

As Angelic Gamer mentioned we comply with ALA standards and do not filter our computers.   Bean isn't the only problem...we've had to break up groups of gentlemen watching some very, very nasty stuff for the purposes of...a hands-in-pocket party Trying not to get shut  down/banned or locked here as it really isn't an etiquette question and more of a legal one.

Further, Bean's desire to watch films in which women are abused, tortured and otherwise ill used is certainly his right...but I don't think I can defend spending taxpayer dollars on what are known as 53xploitation films.

But you are right.  I am mostly concerned that if he is able to get his MLS and winds up working here, he will just be making more work for the properly trained and motivated people out there.

I thought they had to have filters *now*.

Back when the library I worked at first got internet access, that was not the case.  My teenage eyes got an eyeful in those years.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #19799 on: February 28, 2013, 04:59:48 PM »
I think you are right, lady Disdain.  In the back of my mind, I had that fact written down...I'm just grateful that some of our regulars (who, unfortunately, are also offenders) haven't gone looking for children on line.

The problem with the regulations of filters is that we then have trouble looking up certain types of diseases (for a while, no one could look for breast cancer) and other issues.  The whole filter thing is a big mess.  If you filter, you run the risk of upsetting the ALA and they will complain about you and if you don't filter, then the government says it won't fund you.  (Those are extreme cases.) 

And I had better get us off this topic before i get us locked.

Since Stonecold's name was invoked:

She's on vacation.  One of our parttime employees asked me what was new and I said 'Well, Stonecold is on vacation."  Coworker waited a beat and then said "How can you tell?"

We filter out porn (supposedly...not according to the stuff I've caught patrons looking at, though), but have 2 unfiltered computers.  It's not too bad upstairs, in the reference area, though, since we don't get a lot of little kids.

AFAIK, no medical websites are blocked, though.