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I've had a pretty bad cough lately, no thanks to a cold. My cough has been pretty intense and, whether my age or something else, I don't seem to have much control “down below” (if you get my drift). And so begins my library story.
The library was so quiet and peaceful this evening. Librarians doing their jobs, people on the computers, some reading at the tables. It wasn't crowded, thankfully.
I was crouched down in the Fiction aisle of the library when I had a sudden coughing fit. At one point, I coughed so hard that I farted. Out loud.
Yes, I FARTED in the library!
Well of course I think flatulence is hilarious so I started laughing to myself....and you can guess where that led. You simply cannot fart in a quiet library without laughing and farting! I stayed in the aisle for a bit longer until I felt I had control over myself, before going to the front desk to check out my books.
Thank goodness I wasn't with my stepdaughter or one of my best friends. It would have been all over! We would have been rolling on the floor for sure!
As I was standing at the desk, I heard the church bells from the nearby church. I love church bells but this song particularly got to me because it was “Holy, holy, holy” one of my favorites. What do I do? I started to choke up...yes, cry. The librarian looked at me like I was crazy. I quickly thanked her and hurried out of that place.
Oh the mortification.
I thought I was free. Free from my humiliation of farts and crying.
I walked quickly down the ramp and turned the corner so fast that I ran into a lady who was walking along side of the building. Yup, ran right into her. Gracious thing, she was. I apologized and hurried as fast as I could to the Jeep.
When I got into the Jeep I had myself a good laugh.
Moral of the story? I don't have one. If you have a bad cough and no control over your innards, don't go out in public; cry all you want at a song that cuts deep in the heart and darn it watch where you are walking!! That's the only advice I can give.
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