Friday, November 30, 2012
What's That Funny Smell?
What was that strange smell at my Library yesterday? It made my head hurt and eyes burn. Boss Lady and her minions evacuated patrons from the building, and I was leading the charge out the staff door while patrons left through the main entrance.
MPL staffers were calm and professional, helping patrons exit without incident or mishap. All except Scowl-Face. Of course.
Scowl-Face "Assists" Patrons While Exiting the Library
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Okay, I'm clearly just poking fun here. That dude doesn't look anything like ol' Scowlly (too young and thin), and none of our patrons looks like Catherine Zeta-Jones. Plus, that chair is obviously out-of-proportion to the people. Another PhotoShop editing gaffe, I'd venture.
All the human patrons and staff vacated the premises, as firefighters and E.M.T.s arrived on the scene to investigate. One staffer, however, was left inside the
Indiana Roving Reporter Room under a desk.
"Flat" Cauli was Abandoned!
Can You Believe It?!
I'm guessing that "Flat" Cauli passed out beneath Scowl-Face's desk due to the fumes (probably those directly from ol' Scowlly, not the odor that lead to the building evacuation). Anyway, nobody checked to make sure "Flat" Cauli got out okay. That's a lapse, I'd wager, Boss Lady. That's a black mark against Scowl-Face's permanent employee record, for sure.
Fortunately, "Flat" Cauli was none the worse for wear when the fire department gave the "all clear." Still, Scowlly should be held accountable for this unforgivable lapse in evacuation protocol. Suspension without access to vending machines for 30 days would be my recommendation. That should thin him down a bit.
Who Evacuated My Canned Tuna-in-Oil from the Staff Break Room? Just Asking,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Library Emergency News Beat
P.S. "Smells Like Teen Spirit," by Nirvana, was a big hit from the album Nevermind (1991). Some kindly fan supplied the lyrics in this "music video." That's helpful, because Kurt Cobain's singing was sometimes hard to decipher. No disrespect intended--I get the whole Seattle grunge thing.
P.P.S. "Smells Like Nirvana" (from the album Off the Deep End ) was "Weird Al" Yankovic's parody of "Teen Spirit." Yankovic mimicked Nirvana's style (both for the song and video) quite effectively. Cobain clearly had a sense of humor about his music, despite his personal tragedies, so he must have gotten some belly-laughs from "Weird Al's" version. We certainly did.