Jan 18, 2006

Adventures of a librarian

There were two of us at the reference desk when the woman came in and planted herself on a chair in front of Natalie. She heaved several packages onto her lap and let out a big sigh.

Natalie: May I help you?

Woman: I wanna know what you guys have here about ancient Egypt.

Natalie: Is this for a class?

Woman: Well, no. I'm just ... I dunno.

Natalie: Well, we have some reference works. Is there anything in particular you're interested in?

Woman: I want to know what languages they spoke then. See, I just did a past life regression and I learned I was a queen in ancient Egypt.

Natalie: Oh. Well let me show you what we have.

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