Friday, February 16, 2007

Search and Research # 49


Sorry everyone, I had a stomach sickness early this week which prevented me from doing any drawing. One of those ones where all you can do is just lay on the couch. So that's why there wasn't a strip on Wednesday.

Ok, so Marc's dad...I am very curious about retired librarians. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't just put things in order because it's my job, I do it naturally. When I'm in a store, or in another library and things are out of place, I feel somewhat compelled to properly arrange them, as though it is satisfying a higher order or something. I think that most librarians are the same way; it's just what we do. So what will happen when a librarian retires? A lot of people become more compulsive about stuff anyway with age...so I bet some librarians really would plan out trips alphabetically, arrange their medicine bottles alphabetically, or maybe spend their days at the local thrift store arranging the donated books. It's interesting to think about...and is what gave birth to this strip. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't plan trips alphabetically, but pretty much the rest of what you said I do. If not alphabetically, I have some form of organizing everything that I own. My closet is arranged by color, dishes arranged by size then color, bathroom products in the mirror by the order in which I use them each night during my routine before bed, the list goes on....
Part of what got me interested in becoming a library student besides the obvious love for books was that I am neurotic about organizing things and whenever I was in a library or a bookstore, I'd make all the shelves perfect. Then one day I thought, "Hey, maybe I should get paid to do this."
-Angie

Eli Moody said...

I think that's why my wife is a library student now, she's even more into organizing things than I am!

lightningbug said...

A fellow librarian friend diplays his Christmas cards classified by subject - robins, mangers etc. I just do it by size.