Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Good Reason for Regretting Becoming a Librarian

I've just been asked to research what is precisely permitted by law in student esthetician clinics/classes in terms of practicing Brazilian waxing.

OMG.

(everyone sing along...)

Mama don't let your babies grow up to be librarians.
Don't let 'em pick titles and drive them book carts.
Make 'em be doctors or work at Walmart.
Mama don't let your babies grow up to be librarians.
They're always researching and they're always alone
Even with data they love.

Librarians ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold
And they'd rather give you information than diamonds or gold
Wearing big hair buns and old clunky shoes, each night begins a new day
And if you don't understand her and she don't die young
She'll probably just research away.

Mama don't let your babies grow up to be librarians.
Don't let 'em pick titles and drive them bookcarts
Make 'em be doctors or work at Walmart
Mama don't let your babies grow up to be librarians
They're always researching and they're always alone
Even with data they love.

5 comments:

Ladygrande (Texas Marie) said...

You are so talented....thinking of a new career in song writing???

Armando y Montez said...

Fine writing again!
Thank You.

Sara said...

Eeuuuuuuw! But, with all that research, you are no doubt the life of every party you've ever been to; such stories you can tell - things most of us have never heard of....such as massage therapy for wild wolves.

...of course, if you don old clunky shoes and wear your hair in a big bun at these parties you may have trouble getting people to take you seriously...

Lovella said...

Did you write this? It is hilarious. . it should be published. .I love it. . .truly a hoot. .
And yes. . .I did sing along.

Vicki said...

Yeouch.

Okay...perhaps I'm happy that I didn't follow through with my library science studies. I enjoyed the classes, LOVED being in the library (still do) and working there, didn't even mind "reading" the shelves during the down time, but the head librarian and the head college archivist were just enough to make me rethink my choices (ugly story there).

Research librarians: TMI. Eeeewww.