Thursday, December 13, 2012

Let's Play "What on Earth are You Talking About, Madam?"

A woman in her sixties came up to the desk and asked, "Where are your storylines?"

I've been working in libraries a while, but this was a new one. I used my usual question to elicit more information about whatever it was she wanted. "Could you tell me a little more about storylines?"

She gave me the "you moron" look that I am, to my distress, all to familiar with.

"You know...they're....STORYLINES!"

It took a little time, but I got it. Any guesses about what storylines might be?

10 comments:

Dances With Keyboards said...

Lines that you wait in for story time to start?

drootzler said...

is it masterplots?

aikenhead said...

Both excellent guesses. But Storylines are neither of these things. You're being way too logical about this.

Cincrin said...

Was she looking for the fiction section?

Bethany OShea said...

give us a hint?

Steampunk Gypsy said...

Soap operas?

Lisa said...

Aren't story lines used in films before filming begins? I think they're sort of a graphic representation of the film or a specific scene.

DeskSlave said...

Great guesses, but you really are being too logical. Storylines are a particular material type, which can change over time.

Tony Greiner said...

Aw gee Deskslave, just tell us!

Tony the impatient

DeskSlave said...

Oh, awright. It's actually pretty prosaic....

I add storylines to a list that includes "CDs on Tape."