Unfiltered Story #87717

, | Unfiltered | June 6, 2017

(Our public library has recently renovated its basement to include a teen area, complete with a teen librarian (a librarian for teens, not a librarian who is a teen). She’s in her twenties and very open-minded, so she relates well to the teens and a strong group of “regulars” forms quickly. Soon the events with the regulars double as an LGBT and mental health support group. Understandably, all the regulars love her and try to tell her that in their own ways. On this occasion, a group with a few regulars is meeting for an “anti-prom.”)

Librarian: *Goes into conference room to set up snacks and activities*

Regular 1: “NO WAIT DON’T LOOK AT THE WHITEBOARD!”

Librarian: *Startled, holds up hands and looks at Regular 1*

Regular 1: “You can look at it after [Regular 1’s Sister] and I are gone!”

(10 minutes later, after our librarian has finished setting everything up without looking at the whiteboard…)

Regular 1: “You can look at it now if you want.”

(Our librarian turns around to see a wonderful message detailing how amazing and beautiful she is. When she turns back to us, she looks like she’s going to cry.)

Librarian: “You guys! First [Regular 2] makes me that owl,” (small stuffed owl she sewed together,) “and [My Name] said those sweet things to me when I took him home, now this… I’m gonna cry when I get home!”

Me: “Wait, what sweet things?”

Librarian: “You may have blocked it out. It was pretty traumatic.”

(There was a communication issue between my parents and I, so I was getting angry calls from my mom all the way home.)

Me: “I remember telling you how awesome unisex bathrooms and toilets that don’t flush automatically are.”

Librarian: “Well, I’m glad you at least remember the important parts!”

(For the record, I’ve made her an owl of my own for her new apartment, so hopefully we’ll have something we can both remember!)

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  • Dsru Bin

    For the record, if I had to pick one thing to say that this story was about about, I’d pick…”boredom”.

    And isn’t this a word-for-word repost of the story at /18658-2/18658 ?

    • Celoptra

      just a quick fact ALL stories submitted on the site come HERE first and then if they’re “good” they get posted on the main site

      • Dsru Bin

        But BOTH of these are in Unfiltered.

        And, IIRC, the only ones that actually get posted in Unfiltered are the ones that didn’t make the grade to the “big boy” site. I’ve never seen a story in Unfiltered that is also on one of the main sites.

      • Dsru Bin

        But BOTH of these are in Unfiltered.

        And, IIRC, the only ones that actually get posted in Unfiltered are the ones that didn’t make the grade to the “big boy” site. I’ve never seen a story in Unfiltered that is also on one of the main sites.

        • Celoptra

          this is only one of them there’s been some other examples back when the site was different

      • Dsru Bin

        But BOTH of these are in Unfiltered.

        And, IIRC, the only ones that actually get posted in Unfiltered are the ones that didn’t make the grade to the “big boy” site. I’ve never seen a story in Unfiltered that is also on one of the main sites.

      • Stephanie Trump

        I’ve submitted many stories that didn’t even get posted on unfiltered

        • Dsru Bin

          It seems that stories may get censored before they get posted to Unfiltered (remember the spate of katana cashier stories that stopped abruptly?), but the ones that do get posted don’t get edited first. Although, considering some of the trite drivel that we’ve seen in Unfiltered, I can’t begin to imagine what their selection criteria is. There have been a few times where I submitted a story, it didn’t show up in Unfiltered, but made it directly to the front page when I submitted it again (word for word) a few weeks later.

          • Stephanie Trump

            My point is that, no, they don’t put everything that is submitted onto unfiltered

          • Dsru Bin

            Then, in that case, my point is that I agree with your point.

    • Celoptra

      just a quick fact ALL stories submitted on the site come HERE first and then if they’re “good” they get posted on the main site

    • Celoptra

      just a quick fact ALL stories submitted on the site come HERE first and then if they’re “good” they get posted on the main site

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