On The Road
Exhibit “A” here on the left was left near the Library’s restrooms. The bag contained a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter. Sadly, someone, presumably a vagrant, forgot their dinner. If I learned nothing else by reading Kerouac’s On The Road it was that if you have bread and peanut butter you will never starve… Unfortunately someone undoubtedly went hungry that evening.
In other news I’m still largely off desk so the stories that I’m relaying I heard from my coworkers. First there was the guy who roamed the Library while carrying a lava lamp, LOL! don’t think anyone ever saw him before or since but the entire time he was in the Library that day he never let go of his lamp.
Then there was the lady who signed in to use the Internet. She logged on and then draped her scarf over the monitor so that she couldn’t see anything on the screen yet sat there staring at it for about an hour. When her session ended she demanded more time. Realizing that the woman was a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic without hesitation my coworker allowed her more time. She smiled, thanked him for the extra time and then immediately turned and let the building.