Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Later that same day...

Miss Information has a cold and she's clearly not at her best so when a patron asked her for books on "making wheels" she took it at face value. If she ever needed a wheel herself she figures she would go buy one at one of those giant hardware stores that depress her so much. She's never had the slightest urge to make a wheel. Of course she doesn't want to make soap or scrapbooks or beef vindaloo either but she can find books for those that do. She doesn't judge. Well, she does think that making soap is sort of pointless when there are thousands of kinds in the drugstore and that those "scrapbooking" people are clearly goofy. She is, however, completely in favour of people making beef vindaloo. Ummmmmmmm....spicy.

Anyway, she confirmed what the gentleman wanted, making the universal hand gesture for "wheel", (you know, where you make fists and rotate them around each other?) and proceded to make a futile search for wheel-making books.

There were books on the physics of wheels, science experiments involving wheels, and the history of wheels but not a single book on making your own wheel. When she reported these findings to the patron he expressed surprise that all the wheel books were in the science section and not where he had been expecting them to be -- in the law section.

Oh. Making wills.

Apparently the universal "wheelie" gesture Miss Information had performed isn't nearly as well-known as she had supposed.


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