On Tap! The Power of YES in a library context (part 367)
What peeves me about libraries is all the rules that reduce people to five-year-old kid status — who wants to be treated like that? A world of shaming and blaming and tisking and tasking. “I see that giant 2 liter bottle of Coke that you are hiding under your coat — now hand it over!”
DONT eat, sweat, stink, drink, run, fart, phone, whistle, bristle, or otherwise find yourself a comfy place to read up on the law and take a nap.
Geez, it is so easy to say YES. Why don’t we do that more often?
At the new Law Library we just decided to allow food and drink and have a few simple rules: nothing smelly, noisy, or messy. The Rules seem to be working.
But violators beware: if any food does not conform, then I get to eat it! 😉