• Search
  • Register
  • Log in
  • Hair Care Information » Life
  • Smelly Readers

     

    SMELLY READERS BANNED FROM CALI. LIBRARY
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - A new county law aims to keep readers from reeking. Libraries in San Luis Obispo County have had their own rules banning offensive body odor since 1994, but the policy became law after the Board of Supervisors last month adopted an ordinance that lets authorities kick out malodorous guests.

    Visitors to 14 libraries and a bookmobile also could be asked to leave for fighting, eating, drinking, sleeping, playing games, and printing or viewing illegal materials on library computers.

    "The point is to make the library a comfortable, safe place for everyone to use," said Moe McGee, assistant director of the San Luis Obispo City-County Library.

    A strict code of conduct, officials argue, is needed to ensure one patron's right to use a public library doesn't infringe on the rights of another.

    Yet the law can raise tough questions for librarians, said Irene Macias, Santa Barbara's library services manager.

    "What is bad odor?" Macias asked. "A woman who wears a strong perfume? A person who had a garlicky meal?"

    Is it really that serious, or are people just being busybodies? What would you do?

    #
    Member
     

    Yet the law can raise tough questions for librarians, said...

    this is what I would want to know. Is is about people who smell strong, people who smell ''bad''(<--- which in some cases is subjective), or both ?

    : I wish SEPTA would instate a policy like this. <_< If any of ya'll have ever taken the bus in Philly in 90 degree weather then y'all can feel me on this

    #
    Member
     
     

    I think that this law may be to keep some of the homeless people out of the library.

    This summer i was in the public library a lot and all the stank nasty homeless people go in there to wash and hang out all day reading and surfing the net. I know that they have the right to be in the PUBLIC library and that's fine as long as they're not bothering other people. There have been a couple of times when i've been sitting near people who straight up STINK. The smell is so strong that i'd have to move and the smell premiates a big area too. It's gross. i don't really like the public library too much anymore because of all the crazy people and homeless people that hang out in there. One of the last times i was there a homeless lady was in the bathroom naked taking a bird bath in the sink. The security guards had to escort her out. There have been times that i didn't feel that safe with some of those people in there. i don't think they're going to tell the lady that wears too much perfume to leave even if she's making people's eyes water.

    #
    Member
     

    I feel bad, because sometimes that free library service is their only escape, and it can keep them sane and educated.

    But I LOVE the library, and I frequent there often. I really makes an uncomfortable environment when I can't stand the smell, and they are looking kinda dangerous. I usually like to hang around and use a booth to read, but there are too many homeless, I'll just check out my books and leave.

    There are a lot that sleep in the bathrooms, too. And a lot of the homeless in L.A. are bonkers. So I never feel safe in such confined spaces.

    #
    Member
     

    oh gawd...when i saw that I thought I was out of the loop on some writer named Smelly

    sweet moses! do they smell that bad?!

    #
    Member
     

    : I wish SEPTA would instate a policy...

    Girl RTA (RiTA) in Cleveland too! dont even need a hot summer.. u shuda smelled them this mornign!

    #
    Member
     

    oh gawd...when i saw that I thought I was out...

    Yes! uke2: In Los Angeles they do, anyway. _headshake: That smell is sooo thick & strong, it carries across the whole room and distracts my thinking as I take measured breaths.

    #
    Member
     

    I have mixed feelings on this; it can be scary to be around SOME homeless people. In little tiny Delaware (well, Wilmington at least) there are lots of homeless folks and many of them are addicts or mentally ill, so they can be unpredictable. On the other hand, especially at this time of year, they don't want to be outside in the bad weather. A lot of shelters aren't open during the day and they need to go somewhere. Also, some homeless are beaten/harassed by teens. Being in the library, or anywhere with other people, can keep them safe.

    #
    Member
     
    RSS feed for this topic  

    Reply

    You must log in to post.

  • Tags
  •   No tags yet.
     
    Hair Care Information. Sitemap