Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My Safe Reading Haven is Invaded

IN THE NEWS: According to CNN Money, GI Joe will have to move over for a bigger action star: Jesus. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday it will test sales in some stores of biblical action figures whose makers say they are aimed at Christian parents. The figures will be offered in 425 of Wal-Mart's 3,376 discount stores and Supercenters. The toys, based on biblical stories, include a 3-inch figure of Daniel in the lion's den, a 12-inch talking Jesus doll and 13-inch Samson action figure.

Okay. I tolerate all the tourists every summer in my little home town, but when they start to interfere with my body sculpting classes and my library--I get MEAN.

1) First off the parking. Oh, right. There was none. Grrr.

I circled around the gym/library 3 times and finally ended up with a spot on the street FAR AWAY from the front doors of the building.

2) The exercise classes are so FULL, there's no room to breathe let alone work-out.

I'm going to get fat--er, I mean fatter.

3) All the children's computers at the library were on a wait list, and there were so many kids and families, I couldn't even read. Which brings me to my next point.

4) It was so loud in there, you'd think you were at a Chuck E. Cheese's birthday party. I couldn't even enjoy perusing the "new arrival" book selection without being bumped and jarred.

I love going to my library for some peace. I do a little reading and/or work. (AKA critiques) I enjoy being there. Not yesterday.


I am SO ready for fall.


Chicki said...

You're so right about the libraries. I recently read an article entitled, "Ssh! The Last Thing You'll Hear in a Library." These days it's quieter in the book stores. The one place I've found that's a great place to work is our local college library. You can hear a pin drop. If you have a college or university nearby, try there.

Chelle Sandell said...

I've quit going to our local library because it's where the street people sit during the day. They are even allowed to sleep on the sofa. We tried a couple of times but a drunk man approached my 13 yo wanting him to come outside and "look" at the guy's cool bike. I reported it to the librarian and our family friend who is the D.A. but there isn't anything that can be done. It scares me cause alot of people let their children roam free...

Priya said...

ag, sorry. it must be awful. johannesburg always gets super quiet during the holiday period as everyone rushes off to the coast...i prefer it like that