A True Story

Me: (unpacking bag in library)

Librarian: “What’s that?”

Me: “Erm, it’s (reading from jar) Mixed Vegetable Pickle?”

Librarian: “You’re not going to eat that now are you?”

Me: (laughs) “No, it’s for my dinner.”

Librarian: (walks off then comes back) “It’s just that if people see that they might think that it’s okay to eat in the library.”

Me: (taking laptop from bag) “It was on top of my laptop and I had to take it out first to get to it (puts laptop on desk, picks up jar and slides it into bag).

Librarian: (walks off again)

Me: (quitely) “Seriously?”