As a reminder to everyone on the other side of the desk:  Keep in mind that we’re people, too–the people behind the library circulation desk, the people in the Dean’s office, etc..

I get that law students are stressed.  I’ve literally been there.  I understand.

But as easy as it is to let law school control your life and dictate your moods, try to remember that every person you come into contact with really does have feelings, too.

Also, if you’re chronically cranky, know that we’re probably going to talk about you.  But, on the flip side, if you’re extraordinarily nice, we’re probably going to take notice of that, as well.

And so, I give you, Nicknames, Part II: The Law Students (and Community Patrons).

  • Baby
  • Nepal
  • Scrunchy
  • UglyPants
  • YellowShirt
  • Laptop Thief
  • Creeper
  • GloveMan

Most of these nicknames aren’t creative, I realize.  Some of them are mean.  Some are endearing.  There are others, not listed, that are quite cruel and many of “you” are simply known by your last name.

Oh, and for the record, it’s not always a good thing that someone knows your name.  Sometimes?  Sure.  Always?  Definitely not.

I’ve always loved nicknames.  I love when people give me nicknames and I love having nicknames for others.

Over the years I’ve had quite a few nicknames.  Many of the nicknames were simply variations on my given name but others have included:

  • Sierra Misty.
  • Squeegee.
  • Duckie.
  • Kaczuszka (the Polish word for “little duck”).
  • And most recently: Doorknob.

They’ve all been given in fun, though I take a slight offense to the last one, and amusing–if not always good–memories are attached 😉

As I said, giving other people nicknames is also fun.

Last night, LibraryDiva and I went out after work and we somehow always end up complaining about work and the people we work with.  We’ve developed different nicknames for some of the people over time but last night we worked it out so that there’s a name for every full time person in the library.

  • IA (Idiot Asshole)
  • Clifford (as in, the Big Red Dog)
  • Big B
  • Chuckles
  • Chicken Little (think, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!!!”)
  • Tardy
  • Double D (aka Debbie Downer)
  • Piggles
  • Diva

Some of these nicknames are nicer than others though quite honestly I don’t know that anyone would be flattered.

That’s okay.  This place has exaggerated my cynicism and I’m embracing my bitchiness at this point, I think.  😉