Homework, homework, homework. As the semester begins to pick up speed, classes begin to take full swing….and there is a direct correlation with homework. As the work load begins to pile up, so does the necessity to study and make sure that your work is done for the following discussion. I, as a freshman, am beginning to learn that reading is EXTREMELY important, and I struggle to find quiet space to grind my way through the hundreds of pages of my first English novel.
I took the assumption that going to the library would be the most effective way to sludge my way through my studies. I walked into the library, and found it very quiet and peaceful, just as I’d hoped it would be. I began to read, and found myself making excellent progress. But as soon as I began to get myself into a rhythm, everything turned upside down, when another young fella decided to sit RIGHT next to me, when there were 100 other seats open throughout the library. At first I just shrugged off the reason why he’d chosen this particular spot, but then he took out his computer charger…plugged it in, and opened up his shoddy, 5 year old PC.
I had stereotyped this guy as soon as he chose the spot next to me. He had glasses, an energy drink in his hand, and a HALO t-shirt on. All three of these things had “GAMER” written all over him. Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against gamers, just not when I’m trying to make progress on an already difficult-to-read, English 101 novel. He started up his browser and opened up Facebook first and IMMEDIATLEY began to type horribly loud in a chat box. By this time I’m completely distracted. He continued by taking out his cell phone, and let me tell you that was the LOUDEST vibrate I have ever heard. On top of the computer and cell phone, he continually took loud slurps out of his sugar packed beverage. I wasn’t getting any work done and was being driven up the wall by this library joker. I had had enough; I couldn’t take this loud annoyance sitting next to me for one more second. I turned to him and said, “Hey dude, your extremely loud and I don’t even know why you sat right next to me, but can you move somewhere else, I’m trying to get work done here.” Surprisingly he cooperated well and left me, once again alone. The whole ordeal had taken a lot out of me, and I was completely bent out of shape. I couldn’t get any work done, so I decided to hit the road and catch a bite to eat at Esker.
So if you just want to have a friendly chat with one of your old high school buddies while texting your significant other, please don’t choose the library, there are actually people in there who want to get actual work done.
Sincerely, An annoyed library user