It's nice to know

Somewhere out there is an idiot who actually knows he/she is an idiot. Not only does this person know, but this person can explain why it is that he or she is just not blessed with whatever it is that makes us not idiots. I want to meet this person, because I want this phenomenon to be explained to me.

I can't handle idiots. I'm by far not the smartest person in the world, nor am I immune from my own idiot moments. I do however rarely show my ass to the world. At least not on a daily basis.

It just seems to me that I'm often placed in working situations that defy reason, largely because of the inordinate idiocy that is just seeping from the walls. My assistant is a prime example. When it's slow in the library, I pass the time (unless I have legitimate work to do) by documenting her idiotic actions and observations until I find myself overwhelmed. It only takes a little while.

Like today. The copier went on power save. Now, she's in charge of the copier--it doesn't like me for some reason, so I don't mess with it. She got up to run some copies for a student and couldn't figure out why the copier wouldn't make the copies. I knew what had happened, I'd heard it power down for the power save, but I decided to see how long it would take her to figure it out. Before it was all over with, she'd crawled around on her hands and knees looking at the power supply and surge protectors, had turned off her computer (to let the copier have more electricity?), called our help desk, and finally run off to the front office to run the copies on the machine up there. The whole time she was whining "I don't know what's wrong with it, it just won't work. It acts like it's been turned off (duh), J come help me." I at first pretended to just not hear her. Then I feigned ignorance--I mean, the machine never works when I mess with it.

But as soon as she walked out, heading for the office, I hopped and turned the machine on. It's nice to know that the stupid can always provide a little entertainment on a boring day.
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1 Response to "It's nice to know"

  1. Anita says:
    Oct 10, 2005, 11:14:00 PM

    Hi,
    My name is Anita Bemi. I commented on the fetus in fetu blog you wrote just a few minutes ago. I am completely amazed by how you write and what you wrote! I hope you don't think I'm a crazy person, but you sound so similiar to me! I'm 22 now. You seem older. I have brain damage, not that severly anymore, but it's still there. I'm talking to my boyfriend and writing a comment here at the same time. I'm freaking out to him, well I'm freaking out in general about what I'm reading as I go through your blog. Please, feel free to email me at sweetneats2002@yahoo.com . Yeah, I probably do seem wacky, but I'm just kind of silly and weird in a good way. But I'm enjoying reading your stuff!

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