Protect Your Noggin



There's a woman that comes into the library.. she must be about 80…. million years old.

She rides her bike around town, and occassionally I'll see her almost plow down some kid that has made the mistake of thinking that the sidewalk was for walking. She's safe though, because she wears her bike helmet. The thing that gets me is that sometimes – she'll wear her helmet the entire time she's in the library, which can be over an hour. Sometimes she takes it off, but we still call her the bike helmet lady.

I don't like her. The helmet thing bugs me, but that's not a big deal. She's got some attitude going on that really bugs me. She keeps typing letters to people, and I've given up trying to show her how to print it and just do it for her, but I'm getting sick of her walking up to the desk, doing her "come here" hand gesture and then saying "Sir, you need to come help me." She emphasizes the "need" turning it from a request for help to a command. And she has no problem doing this while I'm helping someone else.

Get this though – lately she's been riding her bike without her helmet, but she still wears it in the library.



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7 Comments »

  1. spudart (890 comments) said,

    At first i thought that this lady was just wearing her helmet in the library, because why bother taking it off? It's like wearing a baseball hat. But the fact that she wears it in the library, but not on her bike… it seems that this bicycle hat is a fashion statement. Y'know in the 1860s hats were a big deal.

    July 22, 2008 @ 9:31 am


  2. sparx (882 comments) said,

    She's just nuts. I want to say that she's mean and grumpy, but she's not.. she goes just far enough to give the impression of arrogance without actually crossing that line.

    July 22, 2008 @ 9:35 am


  3. spudart (890 comments) said,

    You need to save this post and read it when you turn 96 years old.

    July 22, 2008 @ 5:03 pm


  4. sparx (882 comments) said,

    Why 96? Do you know something that I don't?

    July 22, 2008 @ 6:05 pm


  5. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    I think you need to keep a bike helmet under your desk and when you see her enter the library, you NEED to put on the helmet. I think that would be great. What will bike helmet lady do? How will she react? The drama.

    July 25, 2008 @ 8:55 pm


  6. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    like how i capped "NEED" in my last comment. hee hee heee heeeeee.

    July 25, 2008 @ 8:56 pm


  7. sparx (882 comments) said,

    🙂 Well played.

    July 25, 2008 @ 10:36 pm


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