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This is *not* my story so I have no idea what happened next. I got it from Not Always Right and am posting it here because it's just too awesome not to.

This Patron Has A Drinking Problem
library | Houston, TX, USA | Health & Body, Rude & Risque

(I work at the circulation desk at a small academic library.)

Patron: *very red-faced* “Um, can you do something?”

Me: “…about?”

Patron: “There’s a woman in the computer lab and she… um…”

(My coworker and I finally manage to get it out of the stammering, embarrassed man that a woman apparently has breastfed her infant and forgot to ‘tuck herself back in’ after the infant was finished eating.)

Coworker: “Oh, boy. You want this one?”

Me: “Got it.”

(I walk up to the woman and lean down quietly to her ear.)

Me: “Ma’am, I’m very sorry, but we don’t allow open-drink containers in the library.”

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sarcasticah
Jan. 9th, 2014 05:26 am (UTC)
I saw this earlier and got the giggles at the Reference desk!
beadylady
Jan. 9th, 2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
Bah-da-boom, bah-da-bing!
Too funny!
doombird
Jan. 9th, 2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
Haaa! I see what they did there!

I like that the story discusses breastfeeding, without breastfeeding *itself* being the main point of controversy. Hoo-rah for a refreshing change of pace!

I do have to wonder how many of these are true. I hope this one is. :)
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