At the Library

So here I sit at the library in the computer lab. There are four rows of computers with four computers in each row. The computers are nice. They all have flat screen privacy monitors. You can’t glance over at your neighbour to see what he is doing because the screen just appears to be black. I like that.

There is a guy behind me who is playing video games. He has headphones on but they are so loud that I could actually sing along to the song he is listening to.
I print something off, and as I walk to the self-serve printer kiosk I notice that someone is watching a cooking show on their computer. You know the one where the host swears his head off at everybody.

I always wonder why people come to the library to do such pointless things on the computer. It kind of upsets me. Maybe I shouldn’t be upset by these things. The computers are here to be used by everyone but it seems like a lot of people are just wasting their time.

I am blogging, checking my email and doing some work that I need to get done. I am doing a little bit of research and some writing. I’m not in a chat room. I’m not just playing games or watching TV. But who am I to say anything?

So I sit here and rush against time, trying to get everything I need to get done in my one-hour time limit. But it looks like I will get everything done today. I’m used to the time constraints now. And I shouldn’t complain. At least the library is here for me to get online and continue my blog-obsession.

4 Comments on At the Library

  1. Haha. The internet has opened up a whole new realm of information as well as a whole new realm of time-wasting entertainment. I admit I rarely have anything important to do on the computer, I mostly just listen to music and watch videos on youtube.

  2. Hi Chase,

    I’ve never used a computer at the library, but it must be fascinating to watch how other people spend their time. At least they’re getting out of the house and spending time around others, so I guess that’s good.

    Blogging obsession? It must be as your blogging schedule is very consistent. Isn’t it fun?

  3. Hi Alexis,

    Time-wasting entertainment. I guess we all have things that do this for us. For me, I find the best way to waste time is TV or DVDs, not computers. Well to each his (or her) own.

  4. Hi Barbara,

    I think I do have an obsession with blogging. I don’t have much time to spend online but I spend a few hours a week writing offline specifically for my blog.

    But it certainly is a kick. I love it. I love getting comments and responding to other blogs as well.

    So I think I will keep doing it no matter what. I’m just glad that the public library is here, otherwise I don’t know what I would do.

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