Thursday, March 22, 2012
Like I Have Time For That
Today (March 22) is International Goof-Off Day. Like I have time for that. Minions, you can goof-off on your own time. Meanwhile, get back to work. The library doesn't run itself.
I suspect what "goofing off" is intended to accomplish is a change in perspective. We should learn to relax and enjoy whatever we're doing, at work or at play. "Goofing off" gives you a moment to pause and reflect upon larger universal truths, like supper on time and in-between meal treats, comfortable napping accommodations, and sun patches. "Don't take yourselves so seriously" is today's message.
Even so, MPL staff do not--repeat, not--have a free hall pass for today's workload. If you don't do it now, it won't get done. Simple as that. So do it.
I can boss everybody around because, like Tober the Library Cat (at Thorntown [Indiana] Public Library), I'm Top Cat around my Library, and Boss Lady is conveniently away at an important conference. So, minions, make it so. And then get moi an afternoon snack.
Felines Don't "Goof-Off"; We Ponder the Unfathomables,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Goofy Holidays News Beat
P.S. There are two great rock songs about goofing off. "Daydream," by the Lovin' Spoonful, was a hit single, and, in terms of albums, it first appeared on the group's LP by the same title (1966).
P.P.S. The other great "goofing-off" tune is "Takin' Care of Business," by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, which appeared on the album Bachman-Turner Overdrive II (1973). Randy Bachman originally developed the concept for this song when he was still a member of the group The Guess Who.