Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Library Ent


Lately at the library I have accumulated a list of various co-workers I am mad at. And I have noticed that in occasionally complaining to the (much larger, but probably not as large as it should be list of) colleagues who I'm not particularly mad at, they also appear to have a list of people they are unhappy with. 

Unfortunately, nobody's list entirely matches with my list.

This gives me a lonely feeling at work, and puts me in mind of a quote.

The quote is by Treebeard the Ent, an important treeman character that Pippin and Merry meet in The Two Towers book of The Lord of the Rings.

Treebeard is asked which side he is on in a conflict and he replies:

"I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side"

Fortunately this is not true for me at home.

Alas that it feels all too true for me these days at the library.

I mean, except for the automated check in machine. 

The automated check in machine loves me.

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