Do I Get Training for This?
We've been having security issues in Library X. We go through periods of this. Along with our bad doors which don't swing shut properly and re-lock, people have been trying to hide and stay in the library. The opening staff has come in a couple of times to find students and homeless people already/still in the building. Not a comforting scene.
We've been working to get the issue resolved, but as a quick stop-gap, the building supervisor has come up with an amusing (to me, possibly alarming to others) solution.
Behold our newest piece of equipment!
Now you may be thinking, "VL, didn't you already have a flashlight for when the power goes out?" And you would be right. We have several flashlights, but none have the features of this lovely Maglite.
Because and I quote, "You can use it to shine into dark corners and defend yourself against anything you might find." And how would I defend myself? Blind them? Oh no, as was demonstrated to me, I just need to flip this bad boy around and swing because the Maglite is shock resistant.
That's right! I'm expected now to bludgeon patrons. Sure, I'm supposed to wait till we're closed, but I don't need to tell the patrons we're closed.
I wonder if I can convince them to buy this accessory for the Maglite:
The way I see all this--I'm just one step closer to getting that tazer...