This week we’re taking a little break from Finn McSpool‘s tour of his homeland. Well, not really a break, because this post is all about a Beastie workin’ hard (sort of) for the money…and for the benefit of library lovers everywhere.
Like his human counterpart, David Beastie works at the local library where he toils behind the scenes processing all kinds of goodies like books, movies, and CDs. Of course, first, you have to drag yourself up the stairs to get to your office.
Then, you can’t just jump right into the action. You need to devote a fair amount of time to staring out at the park and watching the squirrels. It’s all about pacing yourself, right?
And let’s face it, it’s not a proper workday if you don’t spend at least an hour contemplating vacation destinations.
–Um, David Beastie, are you ready for work yet?
Looks like he is.
–So, what are you going to show us first?
–Hmmm, maybe how I put books into the system?
–Sounds good. Hey, wait, aren’t those books from home?
Carefully ignoring the pointed question, he turns his back to me.
–See, we start by scanning the book into the system with the Super Zapper Ray Gun 3000.
–Not to tell you your job, DB, but I don’t think that’s what that’s called. And don’t you need a bar code to scan?
–(Fumbles around looking a tad bit lost) Right, right. I was just getting to that. Cut me some slack; I’m new here. (Opens about ten drawers in a four-drawer desk and finds a sheet of bar codes). There we go. As I was saying, bar code on book, then book gets scanned by the Super Zapper Ray Gun 3000.
–And then? (I gesture toward the array of stickers at the corner of the desk)
–Oooh, STICKERS!!! I LOOOOOVE stickers!!!
Once I managed to untangle David Beastie, he showed me more of his Super Zapper Ray Gun skills, but since this was his first day on the job and he really hadn’t built up any endurance, it wasn’t long before he was worn out.
–Hey DB, you need some lunch to revive you?
David Beastie was on his
feet paws in a flash and dashing over to his backpack. Unlike Finn, he seemed perfectly willing to share, but I wasn’t sure how well I’d like a felt sandwich or a felt cookie, and I had my doubts whether a Beastie should be drinking on the job.
–I have another idea. Want to go out for lunch?
With an amazing burst of speed for a creature without muscles, DB was in the car and ready to be whisked away to Bob’s Red Mill where he encountered a burger nearly as tall as himself!
He was supposed to share this with human David (aka “Mr Husband”), but the Beastie instinct took over. When Mr Husband went away to refill his glass, there was a whirl of munching and gobbling, and then this….
Luckily, he woke up from his burger coma by the time he got back to work. Although I wonder how long he stayed awake after climbing into his chair?
And what was Finn up to while poor David Beastie was “hard” at work? Out on the river enjoying his first spot of stand-up paddle boarding for the year. What a tough life he leads, right?
Thanks for popping by everyone. If you want to see another Beastie getting up to trouble in the library be sure to check out this post by Tierneycreates.
I’ll be back next week with Finn’s final foray through the streets of Kilkenny and I might even touch on the next stop of our Irish journey while I’m at it. Have a great weekend!!