Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Think of a way

I can help you organize your area over here because the mess is driving me crazy."
--spoken by well-meaning albeit more than a little tactless volunteer

Reaction #1 "It drives me crazy, too, buddy."
Reaction #2 "What business is it of yours?"
Reaction #3 "Sigh. If I knew what to tell you to do I'd have done it a long time ago."

This is not even my style but isn't it nice and neat? No visual clutter. First one I found on Flickr that was CC. This person can probably find what they want when they want it. I am SURROUNDED by mess and haven't the foggiest idea how to get rid of it. Especially when I can't even stay after school to get things cleaned up ... the after-school care comes into the library and they keep talking to me and teachers come in and ask me things and I don't want to be rude but with all the noise I still can't concentrate and I give up and go home.

Don't get me wrong. I'd go nuts if it was silent all day. I love the noise of kids learning and asking each other about how to use a database or did they know this fact or hey you have to come see this book. It's the noise of constant hallway traffic headed elsewhere and teacher redirection and parent conversations and upset kids headed into the office or nurse. That drives me bonkers and I set things down and two seconds later can't remember where.



  1. Have to admit that my desk area is kind of clean, because I am easily distracted. It took me about 15 years to get to the place where I could keep it that way. But the volunteer should step back.

  2. Too too funny! I stayed at school until 7:00 tonight so that I could clear a small space on my desk. I really can't get anything done until all of the kids and teachers leave for the day. :)