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Overhead At The Library, “Christlike Maniac” Edition

Ladies and gentlemen, I love this place more than anything, but it has been a singularly strange stretch at the library.

In the past two weeks, I have overheard the following phrases, some of which were shouted:

“You Christlike maniac!”

“Show me where it says I can’t wash dishes in the drinking fountain!”

“Oh man, not another lazy eye…”

“The bibliophile is extinct.  Give me a Triscuit.”

“I need to know where Russia gets off calling itself the motherland, when everybody knows that Africa’s the real motherland, and I need to know right now.’

“Man, nobody reads no more.”

That last one isn’t true.  The others, I can’t vouch for one way or the other.

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  • Amy January 25, 2013, 12:50 pm

    Oh how I wish I could work at a library.

  • Ara Bedrossian January 28, 2013, 7:45 am

    I hope that lazy eye was not on the same person.

  • Rene Vallieres January 28, 2013, 5:49 pm

    Here’s a short story where a central character is a downtown Library …

    http://grey-magazine.com/quiet-time

    My son also had a short story published in this mag …

    http://grey-magazine.com/the-opening

  • marika zemke January 30, 2013, 1:49 pm

    Josh, just finished reading an ARC of your book. I am literally walking around the library reading bits and pieces aloud to fellow librarians. It’ll be a big hit I’m sure. My reference question of today was *what is the music that Land’s End plays when they put me on hold*? and yes, I did email the question to Land’s End. All in a day’s work. 🙂