I cannot bear to be silent about the ridiculous stupidity I see everyday in this shit-hole! At my school, at the national f*king library, and in the government and its controversy about the sky-high pay they’re offering up for their ministers (which I don’t even wanta go into, it’s clearly for publicity to show how workers are taken great care of here, especially if you’re willing to sell your soul to the men in white). First things first, I bring my company law subject guide to the library everyday because I need it to know the scope of my reading from the book that I need which happens to be in the reference section of the library. The library’s reference floors have this anal rule on no personal reading materials or highlighters/ correction fluid to be brought into the reference section. The latter I can understand although it’s pretty pointless if you think about it. If you’re afraid that people are going to vandalise library materials with highlighters/ correction fluid what makes them think that they can’t achieve the same agenda with pens/ pencils/ blood? Lol. I mean if you really think about it, there are no stopping things like that unless you want to go the extent of finding a way to test the integrity of library users.. The rule on no studying materials, I can understand. There is only so much room in the library and they want to make sure that no one’s using this as a studying area without actually using library materials. But I fail to understand why they have to check my study guide EVERY SINGLE BLOODY TIME I come to the same section to consult the same book… They have security checks just before the entrance to the library and so far I’ve only faced one guy with common sense who understood why I said that I need my book for cross-referencing and not refer me to the information counter where I hafta explain the whole thing again to the librarians on duty, who change everyday, which explains my frustration on having to do the whole explanation on using the same book which I use every time I come here, WHICH they approve me of using in the first place. I asked them if they could provide like a sticker/ stamp of approval so that permitted materials which they know are used for cross referencing (like my study guide which has the bibliography of everything I need from the reference section, specific down to the chapters and paragraphs I need to refer to) to differentiate a user like me from other people who try to bring in their own textbooks or notes to study without the reference materials. And just like Imbecile from my school, they could not offer me a solution to my dilemma. I know they’re not empowered to make decisions like that to make exceptions or offer alternative solutions to complaints like mine but maybe somebody should’ve referred this problem to their superior by now? I’m not the only one who finds this policy ridiculous, I’m not the only one who’s already ranted at them to come up with a solution, but they are happy to endure with raised voices and frustrated library users everyday. SO it’s really down to common sense (which apparently has been sorely lacking in them) and ridding the bureaucratic red tape of rigid policies and formalities. I’ve already handed in my suggestion in the box, let’s see what they’re going to do about that.
Singaporeans. They really need to grow wiser.