Thursday, July 8th, 2004 • No Comments on You Scream, I Scream
Have you ever heard a child scream so loud it made your teeth hurt? I’m being serious. I suppose it’s all right if it’s your child or you work in a daycare or are taking part in a family reunion or happen to be hanging out at the play area at McDonald’s on a Saturday afternoon, but I work in a library. A library
. Children should not be allowed to make that much noise in a library. And parents should not gently stroke the rigid back of said screaming child (who was neither injured nor ill, but simply in full-on tantrum-throwing mode) and say, “It’s okay, sweetheart.”
I need someone to stroke
back and say, “It’s okay, sweetheart.” Except that might make me scream. Or kick something.