Please welcome Ms. Here’s-The-Clue-Phone.Oh-For-Me?Yeah-You.Really?Yeah-Really.
She walked into the library with her brother, who looked to be about eight or nine, and asked me:
“Is it…um [a snap of bubblegum, at least this is how I remember it even though it might not have happened this way]…OK if I look around?”
My immediate answer:
“No. This is a library. We don’t allow looking around.”
I wish I had been more on my game and answered one of the following:
“Yes, but only if you’re going to buy something, young lady.”
“Yes, it is OK if you look around, but not your snotty little brother.”
“No, however, here’s a blindfold. You are allowed to sniff around.”
OR maybe, just maybe, you have a better retort with which I could have come back since lately I have been distracted. Let me know in the comments. Try not to use profanity…especially you, Moooooog, if you’re reading this, which I know might be really, really difficult for you.