Hmmm, I have noticed a trend in public library staff kitchens. (Keep reading, this is professionally relevant…er, sort of…)
1 – High quantity of signs – including at least one that demands all staff wash their dishes because ‘your mother does not work here’
2 – Most food and packaging has a date written on it in permanent marker. Usually in very neat teacher handwriting.
3 – A freezer packed with ice cream and popsicles – some from as far back as the early 80s. (Because people tend to not throw out the items with the dates written on them.) Generally these are leftovers from some story time or teen activity.
4 – A very large container brimming with pop cans. Because librarians do have the tendency to consume massive quantities of caffeine.
Hmmmm…yes. That about sums it up. OH! I almost forgot the magazines. Lots of magazines. And catalogs. Many non-book related catalogs. Mary Kay and Avon catalogs. Never seen any hunting or sports gear catalogs. Poor male librarians. Poor, poor guys.
I take comfort in knowing that those are the regular sights in most, if not all library kitchens. If anything, we’re kind of predictable creatures.