Friday, March 27, 2009

At the reference desk

A few days ago, an older man approached the desk with a long piece of paper--probably a toothpick or straw wrapper--dangling from his lower lip. He handed me a business card for a restaurant.

Man: WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO THIS RESTAURANT?

Me (brightly) : I'm not sure what you're asking. I'd be happy to look up reviews of that restaurant if you like!

Long pause.

Man: I WENT TO COLLEGE.


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The Amazing Vacation of Laziness was indeed amazing, and already seems like a distant, distant dream. I'll post a couple of pictures of it tomorrow, should you happen to care.

3 comments:

Librarian Girl said...

Us librarians should start giving classes on how to respond to weird conversations. It really is a finely tuned skill.

Jennie said...

I care! I care! Well, actually, I want to see them and hear all about it so I can have a vacation vicariously through you and Mr. Awesome. Unlike some people, I do not fly. In airplanes that is.

thelass said...

Cryptilicious! Are you tempted to go stop by the restaurant just to see if he hangs out there?