ME— Tri-Metro County Library?
BIRTHDAY LADY— Yes, could you tell me what year Jerry Falwell was born?
ME— Oh, did he pass?
BIRTHDAY LADY— Yes he... Ohhh, no. You hadn't heard.
I failed to mention to Birthday Lady that the only deaths of famous people I EVER hear about come from either her or Entertainment Weekly. Instead, I fired up Google, looked up Mr. Falwell's birthday of August 11, 1933, and passed the information on. Birthday Lady explained that Mr. Falwell had died of an apparent heart attack. She then apologized to me for being the bearer of such tragic news, but she'd only just heard about it herself.