The First Freak Out

Yesterday I just got a little sad and scared. I don’t know how to do my job if people don’t have money to buy things. Libraries don’t need books if there aren’t any libraries.

And what do I do if I don’t do this?

I can’t sell my house and move into someplace cheaper. No one is buying and selling houses.

I can’t go move in with family and fuck the house because everyone is so far away.

I don’t know, y’all. It’s hard. And I think about us all living in an economy where the less sick deliver shit to the more sick until we are the more sick, but even that depends on the more sick having money.

3 thoughts on “The First Freak Out

  1. Take heart! This is not forever. Imagine how wonderful it will be when this is all over and life goes back to (mostly) normal. I daydream about going to my favorite Las Palmas and ordering my usual thing while I talk to Rachel Agee. There will be good things again, and we will appreciate them even more. As to the book thing… there’s still buying books online, once we get over our perceived need for TP! We will also be reading them even more than usual (and checking them out online) as we run out of entertainment, so if anything libraries will be even more essential as we run out of money.

  2. I work in an academic library. We need e-books like we’ve never needed them before, and we need them now. So, libraries ARE buying, or trying to buy, when titles are available.

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