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are all libraraian reaqlly reaaly UNSTYLISH?????????/
My library has a nuttter who does ear shattering stage whispers at people who she suspects of having brought food or drinks into the library. She is quite fat, so I suspect she just wants to confiscate them for her own gut expandy purposes.
IS THAT A COKE BOTTLE I SEE BEFORE ME she bellows.
Speaking as someone who has twice been mistaken for a librarian while browsing among the books(one chap got very abusive when i said i didn't know where a particular book was!)I would say no! I do where glasses though and sometimes cultivate a vaguely bluestocking look as DH finds that a turn on (you know that "but Miss Jones you're beautiful!" thing as woman removes specs).
also remember that staff in public libaries are paid shit wages for dealing with loons, smelly old men looking for a warm place to sleep and idiots who want to borrow that book that had 10 years ago, can't remember the title but it was blue
a certain eccentricity in dress may be keeping them from the edge
Well quite Effie Most of the deliberately unpleasant people in libraries IME are to be found the other side of the counter I like how I look and dress, as long as they are clean and tidy and wearing shoes and underwear, I usually like my colleagues, and I especially like it that we'd probably score nul points in the Enver Codha Style Stakes. That's what I call a pleasing result.
<<Hangs head in shame>> yes I am very unstylish. Sorry. Just get fed up with ruining lovely tops with all the crap bottom of books pick up - Fag ash, Handbag fluff, chewing gum, leaking bottle of ribena etc etc
Do think Librarians in Educational Lib's are slightly more stylish than Public Librarians. But how can you be stylish when Health & Safety dictates you can't wear open toed sandals when shelving? (a debate that we had on in the last staff meeting )
Blimey biscuits I must ban birkies in my library forthwith Know what you mean about attractive garments getting snagged on that vile cheap metal shelving or covered in the unique sticky dust generated by ancient book jacket gum breaking down
Our library, which is a higher ed one, has one lot of older, really very frumpy types, a middle aged lot of rapidly heading towards frumpiness types, and the rest of us, who are all fairly stylish. But there are, in my experience, many, many very eccentric people working in libraries, who would never in a million years be able to get a proper job, and who look frankly mental.