May 12, 2003

Sarah: 12-Inch Whispers

As is evident by Lisa's earlier haiku, I have no internet connection at my house. Because of this, I frequent the library at a near-daily basis to check my email, enjoy our blog, and other www excursions. Today a young mother came in with her two young children. As she sat in the chair next to me, she settled the child in the stroller down while threatening the older child of impending doom if any Kix were found on the floor. After focusing on her children, the woman then dialed up her cell phone as she began work on the internet. First discussing her inability to afford a home, and then chatting about a mutual acquaintance. None of this would have even drawn my attention or inspired eavesdropping (which I know it sounds like I was doing) if she had been talking in a low voice, but she was talking loudly! Finally, another patron asked her if she would consider talking away from people that were trying to concentrate. THANK YOU!! Now, I'm not the librarian sister or anything, but that is just rude! If you really need to make or recieve a call while at the library, I'd understand. But talk quietly and briefly!

Posted by sarah at May 12, 2003 05:49 PM

Was that an implied dig at librarians? Or, more specifically, at me--the "librarian sister"? I'll shush you if you're not careful!

Posted by: lisa on May 13, 2003 08:51 AM

Also, Kix are delicious.

Posted by: lisa on May 13, 2003 08:52 AM

No implied dig. I was merely trying to explain that I'm not overly conscious of library behavior, so for this woman to grab my attention, she had to be significantly obnoxious.
Yay for original Kix tastiness!
Yay for our domain name!!

Posted by: sarah on May 13, 2003 10:17 AM
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