“Patron Etiquette” letter printed by Dear Abby

Cindiann writes “Dear Abby printed a letter from a disgruntled-sounding Kansas librarian in which the librarian pleads for more reasonable behavior from her patrons, such as returning materials on time, not bringing food or drink to hte library, controlling one’s children, etc. The suggested behaviors in themselves are fine, but (IMNSHO) the reasons “Marian” gives are a little preachy and are perhaps fodder for some of the bad rap that librarians get.

This response was posted today on Libref-l. Wow. Again IMNSHO, I think this was written by the librarian who posted the response (too jargony to be written by a patron!). Does it belie his displeasure with his profession? colleagues? institution?

Veddy interesting….”