Although I was concerned about returning after my last awkward visit, I had research to complete for my children’s book class, and I was too lazy to drive to another library branch. Plus really, should I be forced to do that?
But I didn’t.
I stopped myself...
I was determined to follow the rules, to be in good standing with the library, to again freely surround myself among books.
I paid the fine but wondered if I had been charged $1.50 for loitering in the children’s section last month?
I am proud to say I am a replacement-card-carrying, in-good-standing, library member. But, when I left, that woman will still sitting alone in the children’s section! Very sketchy, if you asked me.