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Library suggestion

I don't know WTF I was trying to say in my last entry. I've been so freaked on medieval history and fantasizing about tracing my roots, that I slowly began to veer into the history pertaining to an approximation of Spain where I might have descended from as early as the 16th century. But that's hard, and considering all the harsh realities people of Spain underwent during the black plague and/or the Inquisition (I'm no historian), conspiracy theories like to believe that rebel organizations like ETA and IRA are behind the destruction of a peaceful society. And, of course, if you don't know Don Lope de Aguirre, then I'm sure there's other peeps of history bearing my surname who have had a role in the crazy world we live in today.

I'm actually quite devoted to my job. I'm constantly trying to promote reading. I also love music and I've taken part in organizing a system for the library, where I work, to protect the music CD collection from theft. Yes, T-H-E-F-T. It's a four letter word which is NOT mentioned when it is discovered that something in the collection has mysteriously disappeared. Usually, missing items are just "lost", never stolen.

So what I've done is assembled six 2-inch 3-ring binders contains a mess load of plastic CD pockets. I started numbering the CD's for ease of access when a customer brings up an empty jewel case to check out. We started with the number 100 because of the delivery service's need to keep two digit numbers as their delivery stops. In other words, I work at branch 28, so if I had labeled a CD case with the number 32, the delivery guy might be impelled to send it to the branch number 32. Guess how many music CD's this system has allowed us to maintain. Our collection consists of over 900 discs. A lot. And guess what else. The boss is saying that the library system is currently allotting funding for special, self locking CD cases so that the discs no longer need to be kept in binders behind the counter where greedy little customers can't get the hot little hands on them. Does this make sense? No.

I am going to take a careful inventory count of what our collection of music CDs amount to so that when everything from the binders are placed out for the public to peruse, I can take another count and estimate how much the library has lost in item purchases. Then, I'm going to find that official "staff suggestion form" and fill it out with my idea for using 3-ring binders. I'm going to send my suggestion out to everyone, even my congressmen, and possibly the press. Hopefully, somebody will take notice and elect me to a post like city librarian, or president of the United States, or just pay me a salary increase equivalent to those position and let me continue working where I am now.

If you have time, and you're familiar with branch 28, you should stop by and check out the music collection in the teen section of the library. The adult section has a bunch of shit. Oh yes, I almost forgot. To reduce the arduous task of matching up jewel case with disc, I'm also going to suggest that the "spanish" music, usually labeled with a dewey decimal number like:


…be put out on display together with discs, because quite honestly, who really cares if the ranchera music disappears or not?


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