Sunday, October 02, 2005

Shhh... Quiet Please

The decorum in the library is typically quite quiet, which is expected. There is the occasional whining, crying baby or the volume-challenged elderly person who doesn't realize exactly how loud they're speaking. Friday night's solitude was disrupted by one disturbing view and one boy scout's innocent comment.

"Mama look! There's a butt!!"

The boy was correct. Sitting at public computer #2 was nearly one foot of ass-crack that the visually impaired couldn't have missed seeing. Several of us had noticed it earlier and through tears of stifled laughter wondered how he could not know he was practically mooning the library's patrons. It was a most unpleasant sight and was among one of the first things people saw as they entered the library.

Kudos to the mother who politely asked her child to be quiet and fought the urge to turn around to see what her son was referencing. Those of us behind the counter fought as well. We somehow managed to conduct business as usual and saved our painfully quiet laughter until after the boy and his mother exited the library.

Meanwhile, the glow remained from the computers... and it wasn't from the monitors.


Blogger Rabbit said...

I hope he was researching belts!

October 20, 2005 8:33 PM  

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