Thursday, October 04, 2007
On our campus, the library and computer lab share the same physical space and entry way. Our posted opening time is 7:45am, but I often arrive early and as a courtesy, will open the doors and allow students to come in. however, my generosity has created an unnecessary and unwarranted expectation amongst these people which has me bitching to all of you wonderful folks.
During the time before 7:45, I like to enjoy a piping hot cup of Dunkin' Decaf (despite the ridiculous Styrofoam cup, which I must admit does a bang up job of keeping said coffee piping hot for long periods) and perhaps a breakfast item while catching up on my email and sorts. It deeply disturbs me when someone asks for my help or even addresses me during this period of time.
I have at points in the past tenish years entered and locked the door behind me but the door is glass and everyone starts knocking and looking all stupid at me like it's their right to come in if I am there. Then there those who arrive even earlier than I (morbidly insane if you ask me) who camp out at the door and rush it once I unlock it. What I think I need is a key to the disability services area where I can sneak in the side door and be done with the fools.
Hopefully my "new" office area at the back of the library will be ready soon so that I could not only sneak in the side door, but also flee to my (semi)private spot in the back to relax without having to look at the gloomy and often pathetic stares of those desperate to get in and somehow craft an entire paper before their 8am class.