Thursday, September 11, 2008

Once upon a time...

Less than 5 minutes to closing, a middle-aged patron who was presumably an English-language learner rushed up to the desk. Through labored breaths she managed to frantically say "Please help me, I need to find the meaning of this words!"

I responded with "Sure! What are they?" and began to walk toward the dictionaries.

She cautiously and deliberately pronounced them syllable by syllable: "Huff... Puff... and Brick."

How. Precious!

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