Weird Stories – The M Sound

letter M

The scandalous letter M

A routine encounter devolved into madness, as is often the case here at work. Weird stories force themselves on me whether I like it or not. I usually like it.

In this case it started with a routine request: “Can I use a computer?”

Within 10 seconds the patron had interrupted my reply (yes, you can use one) to say “I need to speak with the Director right now. I don’t know if you’re aware of how often you use the M sound, but I find it highly sexual-sounding. I’m not here to be harassed by you–or anyone else, no offense.”

None taken, I assured the patron.

“And that computer over there, computer M? I want it out of here too, for the same reason.”

The computer is still here and I have not yet changed my speech patterns. You could not make this stuff up.

In fact, if I ran into this story in a book I’d probably think the author was trying way too hard. That he just tried to find the most random, crazy thing possible, and it probably wouldn’t be convincing.

But I looked into this person’s eyes as it was said, and I was convinced.

Dunce One

One thought on “Weird Stories – The M Sound

  1. I wasn’t going to say anything, Dunce One, but if memory serves, you do tend to hold out those “Ms.” MMMMMMMMmmmmmmm…….

    I don’t find it offensive, either. I’m just saying…

    At no point did I question the convincing-ness or the veracity of this tale.

    Truth IS stranger than fiction; I have lived that out countless times myself.

    You should incorporate this into a book. Your book. A collection of insane happenings at one of the seemingly most-sane places on earth: the library (actually, I have spent too much time myself in libraries to believe the truth of that last part, speaking of unconvincing. I have seen some weird stuff go down in libraries. Maybe that’s why I like them so much).

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