The other day, my 8yo daughter and I decided we’d stop at the library to get some books. But when we drove up, I noticed the place was a little busier than usual. I also noticed – being as bright as I am – that there were more picketers than usual. Picketing at the library? Using cleverly phrased signs such as, “Fair Contract – OVERDUE”, my grumpy, mean librarians seemed to be taking their grumpiness to the streets. I said to my daughter, “I seriously refuse to cross a picket line just to borrow books that will only cost me overdue fines in the end.”
So we didn’t go in. But as we drove away, I put down my window and put my finger up to my lips and yell-spered “SHHHHHH!!” at the librarians.
Okay, that last part was a lie. I’m too passive-aggressive to do that. But wouldn’t that have been funny? Oh, and “yell-sper?” that’s when you yell as loudly as you can without raising your voice above a whisper. Moms are pros at this, as in, “Get over here RIGHT NOW.” Or, just think of Jack Bauer in 24 – he yell-spers everything.