Gotta admit: there’s not a whole lot going on: right now I have a headache that’s in it’s fourth day, with no signs of dissipating. So what do I do? I go for my favorite time-killer: searching craigslist.org‘s personals for ads from those oh-so-lonelyhearts looking for a librarian to love. It’s amazing how the term “librarian” pops up with frightening regularity from those looking for someone who are as socially maladjusted as they are.
Why “socially maladjusted”? After carefully analyzing the ads (okay; maybe just scrolling through about 4-5 of them), I’ve discovered a disturbing commonality….
- Glasses, glasses, glasses–the old adage is wrong: girls who wear glasses definitely get the passes from this guy. Or this guy.
- Geekdom desired and required . And it’s not just the straight boys looking for love in the intellectual geek arena either.
- Shy is as shy does
- Someone smart, or if one carefully reads the subtext, someone almost as smart as the poster.
- A hot momma behind the book (see all of the above)
Who knew we were such hot commodities? Maybe some of us had an inkling or two from the times we noticed a twinkling in some patron’s eye, but wrote it off because we thought it was just a homeless guy really anxious to use the bathroom. We all know about the professional stereotype, but I have a feeling most of us were at best dimly aware the stereotype extended beyond the workplace. Or maybe we were hoping it was just the workplace.
Maybe we should try to live the fantasy: try whipping off your glasses while ripping out the hair bun (not literally) and let your lionine hair cascade around your sexy shoulders while you try to explain to the increasingly agitated patron that you can’t tell him what his Yahoo! mail password is because he’s the one who set it in the first place.
If it works, let me know.