Monday, June 15, 2009

And Every Time a Book Is Late, They Kill a Kitten

As I mentioned, I am taking an online literature class for fun. I chose this specific class because I figured I could get just about any book I needed from the public library, and, so far, I have been successful in this. However, the library conspires against me. Please notice the hours they're open throughout the week (at the Mission Valley branch near my home [nearly every library has different hours]):

Sun: 1 - 5
Mon: 12:30 - 8
Tue: 9:30 - 5:30
Wed: 12:30 - 8
Thu: 9:30 - 5:30
Fri: 12:30 - 5:30
Sat: 9:30 - 2:30

FOR WHOM IS THIS A CONVENIENT SCHEDULE?! How did they even choose these hours? Did somebody throw darts at possible hours of operation? Or did they send a survey to people who like to read early in the morning on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, but who like to take a more laid back approach to reading on other days?

You know what would have been a better schedule? Anything with a consistent closing time would have been better. Though it's not especially out of my way to go, it is irritating to show up to a closed library when I'm jonesin' for some fine literature. Don't they know I need my fix?

End of diatribe.

2 comments:

Buttercup said...

I've often wondered who came up with the library schedule. Ours closes at noon on Saturday. What high school or college kid is even up by noon on a Saturday??? That always frustrated me as a student. That is so great that you're taking a lit class though:)

Analyst Catalyst said...

Yeah, and I am just a book tourist! As you mentioned, I imagine that schedule would be especially frustrating if you were trying to do research.

I guess the CHC library was pretty reasonable and useful after all.