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A Few Words Regarding Libraries

In my first minutes at Girl Scout camp, a child got off the bus and threw up at my feet.

Sometimes things start off pretty much the way they are going to continue. I’d call this camp experience one of those things. I was glad to be able to help. I had a nice group of girls, and I did like the teen leaders. But it was continually annoying how disorganized the camp was. I didn’t have much to do as a chaperone, so the days were long and boring. And for reasons of economy they fed us like we were all preschoolers — in food type and amount. Seriously, can you call one piece of cheese on white bread a sandwich?

Certainly spending my days in the heat and humidity left me little energy to attend to this blog. I only managed personal hygiene out of necessity. I wasn’t going to have a post today until I ran into a gem on Facebook — the Old Spice guy gives a few words regarding libraries. Enjoy.


tanita davis said...

...oy. Your camp experience sounds ...priceless. As in, no one would pay for that again.

At least you found someone to laugh at -- somehow, "Let's eat peanut butter" sounds seductive when we're told by the Old Spice Guy.

Suzanne Casamento said...

OMG. That is hilarious! Old Spice guy just made libraries sexy.

Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian said...

Okay, we turtles totally don't get it, but our pet librarians are all now huddled around a computer monitor. Must be a human thing. Or a peanut butter thing?

Debbie - Families and Literacy said...

That is hilarious! I've been totally digging these Old Spice commercials.

Our university's library (where I work, yay!) actually put together a clever library parody of the old spice commercial to try and get more students to study there. It's super funny and very well filmed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ArIj236UHs

Suzanne Casamento said...

BTW, the first line of your post would make an awesome MG novel opening.

In my first minutes at Girl Scout camp, Brittany (or whoever) got off the bus and threw up at my feet.

You might wanna think about writing that. ;)

Zelda del West said...

Must repost.