As I sit here at the library I am absolutely amazed at some of the dramatic changes I have seen in my life. I was just thinking to myself for a moment and I thought this would be cool to write about it. That’s the thing about life, there are some things that just don’t stay the same.
You know I remember a time when you went to the library and were told to be quiet, you simply read a book or a magazine and that was that. In fact, it was a time when the Dewey-decimal system didn’t seem like a relic of a lost world.
And yet, things change.
Now, it appears that the library has become more of a social space, a place to charge your cellphone, chat with your friends, etc. On this very floor there were once rows and rows of books….now there is an area to use your laptop and public computers available to all.
Just a few minutes ago there was someone watching a movie on their laptop. Apparently they haven’t heard the late-breaking news that headphones exist. It also happened to be something missed by the security guard or the library staff that periodically walk around. It is indeed a real shame to be babysat.
Oh, I’m loving the conversation going on in front of me. Apparently what they have to discuss is of the utmost importance. At this point I feel like standing up and telling them to:
Please shut up!!
Do I really need to hear your incessant complaining? Is life really that bad for you?
Apparently it is.
Oh look! Their leaving. What a wonderful moment! My dreams have indeed come true, and then I realize something:
The guy next to me isn’t using a laptop at all. He has a touch screen all in one PC. Its so new its still got the stickers on it.
Nothing wrong with that of course, at least he’s quiet which is more than I can say for some.