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Monday, January 26, 2009

The Sound of Silence Being Shattered

I'd like to apologize to the elderly gentleman that was sitting in the chair reading his paper, the nice older woman sitting nearby at the table looking at her book, and to the poor librarian that was roughly 10 feet away while we were in your area today.

It was just bad timing and bad luck on your part for happening to be sitting in the section where I was looking for the Dennis Lehane books. Look, I know you're supposed to talk quietly in the library; and yes, my kids do too. I also realize that any loud noises are generally not found in the Fiction section of the local branch.

But when your son, in the middle of such quiet you could have heard a snowflake land, rips off a fart that sounds like a Goose in heat being fired upon by a 12 gauge shotgun? Then all bets are off.

Although the giggle fit all 3 of us had afterwords was completely unacceptable.

*This post is dedicated to my good friends Bridget and Beth, who are the best librarians I've ever known*

9 comments:

~**Dawn**~ said...

Oh... my...

Ted D said...

Just another day in the life, Dawn.

Edge of Design said...

As long as no one ducked for cover, you were alright! :)

Beth said...

Multiply this by 600 and welcome to my world! :)

Ted D said...

Edge, I didn't exactly take the time to look around.

And Beth, I sort of figured. My 3 are just a blip on the radar where you are concerned. ;)

Blogstiny said...

Farting in a quiet place is always a Classic! I might not be able to pull it off, but the little ones can.

Ted D said...

Yeah; the kids get laughed at and we get ostracized from the community.

Or so I've heard...

Sarah said...

I think I could read this entry everyday, know full well that the story never changes, and STILL laugh just as hard!

Ted D said...

Glad you liked it, Sarah. It really was hysterical when it happened; Rakes has bragged about it since then. ;)