Monday, July 10, 2006

Chewing Tobacco Banned at Seattle Libraries

The new rules at the Seattle Public Library are out:
  • No chewing tobacco outside the library (Do they have a library cop monitoring this? Do they inspect your mouth or what?)
  • You can't take your shoes off while in the library
  • You can't bring any article into the library that is bigger than 14 inches wide by 17 inches tall by 20 inches deep
  • You can't put your feet on the furniture
This last rule brings back an awful memory from many years ago when I was a regular visitor to the Akron Summit County Public Library (OH). I was reading a book and had propped my feet on a small low table directly in front of my chair. A psychotic librarian (no exaggeration) ran over to me at top speed from all the way on the other side of the library and demanded I remove my feet from his precious table.

I should say here that I've never been to Seattle. Don't know that I'd want to go either--at least after hearing about the Seattle Public Library. I wrote something earlier about their phony librarians acting as willing dupes of socialist and Democratic party organizations by drafting a petition to impeach President Bush and present it at ALA in New Orleans.

Seattle Public Library sounds odd, doesn't it? Don't you seriously wonder about the management, not to mention the regular "librarians"? The entire system sounds atrocious from my perch on the other side of the country.

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