Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Actual Conversations Heard in Actual Libraries #88

SETTING: My "liberry." Fellow "liberry" ass., Ms. M, approaches the desk leading a five-year-old boy and his grandmother. Ms. M passes me our copy of Walter the Farting Dog.

MS. M— This young man would like to know if this would be a good book for him to read.

(I look down at the little boy, who beams back up.)

ME— You have somebody who can read this to you?

BOY— Uh huh.

(I look back to the grandmother to make sure she's seen the title and is still willing to read it. She smiles and nods)

ME— Then it's perfect.

(Go with God, my child.)


Mary Ellen said...

Oh, that's so cute!

Saisquoi said...

Absolutely fabulous. And, in fact, why I continue to work in liberries.

Holley T said...

always a hot item...way to keep it real, juice!


Susie said...

Some grandparents will do almost anything for their "granbebbies!" This is the perfect example.

Juice S. Aaron said...


I sense a mother-in-law-granbebbie-seeking hint in there.

We're trying, I promise. We tried last night and we're trying again this afternoon. I'm planning to try her real good, too.

An employee of a small town "liberry" chronicles his quest to remain sane while dealing with patrons who could star in a short-lived David Lynch television series.