leahrobinn

leahrobinn

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300 weeks ago @ The Toast - Questions Your Local L... · 0 replies · +9 points

Ugh this just happened to me today (Saturday librarian).

A guy couldn't stop telling me how disorganised our magazines were, and using the phrase 'In a well-used library...' to describe the far superior practices of all our library brethren, whose patrons presumably all put the magazines back in correct date order after reading them.

I'm so sorry you have to use this, a poorly-used library. Perhaps, in light of this fact, you will now stop using us. We'd really rather maintain our poorly-used image if it's all the same to you. In fact, your use of this library is actively degrading our Use Factor. Your fine is in the mail.

306 weeks ago @ The Toast - Loco Parentis: Abandon... · 3 replies · +24 points

I worked for a horrible, awful woman who had just had a baby and needed help running her one-woman business. She was a staunch feminist, wrote her dissertation on sex workers, and frequently gave me passive aggressive speeches about how hard she'd worked, how she's kicked and screamed her way up the professional ladder when men just got a free pass and looked down on her. All this is true, though none of it made her a good or a nice person.

But that baby was a boy, and one day she announced that she was glad she didn't have a girl, because little girls just seem more delicate, somehow? He was just so robust, and playful, and she'd have to be so much more careful if he'd been a girl.

306 weeks ago @ The Toast - The Reactions I'm Assu... · 0 replies · +13 points

"Auntie Protozoa"

306 weeks ago @ The Toast - The Reactions I'm Assu... · 0 replies · +4 points

I feel like if I ever heard of someone naming their baby Octavia, my first and forever after reaction would be 'Awesome!'

Seriously, it's such a great name and I would have left that gathering too.

306 weeks ago @ The Toast - The Reactions I'm Assu... · 0 replies · +9 points

Weirdly, I occasionally have the exact opposite problem, usually when my name is written and they're reading it out.

Written name: Leah
Them: Lay-ah? LIke Star Wars?

Though this was apparently the first thing a colleague of my grandma said to her when she first got news of my birth, so I guess at least tradition?

308 weeks ago @ The Toast - Nobody Knows What Old ... · 0 replies · +8 points

I love articles like that in papers, but it's so much cooler to actually know the person it's about!

I found out, when doing some family history research, that a distant great-grandfather - of convict origin - was finally brought down by a bar fight over a lady of questionable morals, when he was well into his eighties. Hit his head on a railing, poor chap.

314 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +2 points

Mr Robinn works in a bookshop and gets ARCs all the time, which they leave lying around the back room for staff to take or give to customers as they see fit.

No one has taken the Franzen yet.

314 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +1 points

There is a toasted sandwich cafe in my city that is called 'Toast-faced Grillah' and it is a good sandwich cafe too, so.

314 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +1 points

This is very true for me with the phrase "I feel like..."

I picked it up when I studied in the US and it is an inextricable part of my vernacular now, as well as Mr Robinn's.

314 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +2 points

Replying without expanding 83(!) replies, but I am Australian and we use cheers all the time in my office, so perhaps it could extend to the Commonwealth?

I haven't seen 'best' used at all, really.