library day 4
I don’t know how to describe this library experience. I failed to make it to the library last month and instead just rechecked all my books. But I ventured back to the library the other day after shuffling out the door in 20 seconds to hurry for the bus. I actually had really great timing somehow magically. I can’t recall if I mentioned, but I’d decided to focus on specific things to research and become an “expert” on to make my library trips more focused. I was busy listening to my music when I heard someone shout, “HEY!”
Now, when you’re me, and you hear people shout that, you automatically assume you’re about to fall into a pit that’s opened up in the sidewalk. Don’t ask, it’s just how my brain works. So after checking for a surprise pit, I looked to see who was doing the yelling. This guy wanders up to me and starts talking about how he was just singing Michael Jackson to himself because his girlfriend done him wrong. So he then proceeds to question me about whether I’m married or dating or if I have kids, yadda yadda. He then tries to get my number.
And then he follows me around the library. For ten. Minutes.
I think I mentioned before how much I hate for my library time to be disturbed. I also hate when people can’t take a damn hint. Eventually, though, he wandered off sans my phone number, and I went about trying to decide what I would focus on for my next few library trips. I settled on Greek mythology, horror movies, and Queen Victoria. Unfortunately, the library is set up very strangely, so I couldn’t find mythology books. But anywho. I got the few books I wanted, then headed to get lunch and then go home.
On the way home, there was another guy. This does not happen to me. He made small talk for a bit, and he was nice and polite, and then he asked for my number. I don’t understand. Twice in one day? And I must reiterate, I got dressed in 20 seconds. T-shirt. Pants. I didn’t even bother trying to make my hair look nice. I didn’t even remember that I shouldn’t wander outside looking like a mad scientist until halfway to the library. I mean this is what I looked like:
No effort whatsoever. I’m just genuinely confused by this. But….I guess hooray? I dunno. We’ll see. I’m honestly a little more excited about the books I got.