or, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Fear and Loathing at a Public Library Reference Desk

Even in a library

   October 22nd, 2006

I’m off to NELA this weekend in Burlington, VT, but I wanted to share this in the meantime. The quote below came from the book I’m currently reading, It Happened In Boston?, by Russell H. Greenan. I thought it apt, considering some of the recent posts here.

...This morning, in the library peristyle, I contemplated athanasia. It was very pleasant, very pleasant indeed. That is, it was until this ancient old woman sat next to me and began to cough in my ear. I believe that I would have beaten her if I had had a stick with me, preferably one with a nail in it. But I am only joking.

One isn’t safe from fools even in a library.

And this is a patron talking.

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