The Life of Bon: Apples in the library

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Apples in the library

What do you think the library people would do if they knew that right now, at this very moment, at 4:40 in the afternoon on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, I was eating an apple? You know that eating is very strictly prohibited in the library. They might even kick me out of the library. but do you know what? the girl sitting next to me is eating lettuce and frosted flakes. i think that's about the weirdest combination I have ever seen, but she is korean, so maybe in korean they just eat what they feel like. I wonder if she knows the rule about no food in the library. I'm sure she does. but if she doesn't I sure as heck wasn't a very good example to her because I just finished eating my apple.

But who even made that rule? Who is the person that owns this library that made the rule that I can't eat in here? Whose rule is it? that rule doesn't even belong to a person, it belongs to the insitution. It belongs to the man. And then when the nineteen year old student who is getting paid 7 dollars an hour to work for the library tells me to put the apple away, I respond, "Says who?"
"Says the library."
"Not says what, says WHO."
"The people from the library."
"yah, but who made that rule? The person who made that rule is long dead so is his rule still in effect even though he no longer exists? Does the rule have a longer life than the person who made it? Because it seems to me that all rules die with the person who made them"

That's what I would say, anyway, if the nineteen year old chick came to get mad at me for eating an apple. Turns out no one even noticed.


  1. Food means crumbs, which means bugs. Bugs eat books. Thus, no food in the library. Silly girl

    There is some wiggle room, though.

    "The library has a NO FOOD policy. Exceptions may be made only in the case of non-messy, bite-size foods which are consumed in a responsible manner."

  2. Welcome to the life of blogging bon bon! I am officially a follower of your blog. :) And I truly am in love with your writing! Let me know if you need any help with figuring things out! love ya!

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  4. I caught myself whispering in my mind as I read this. Good post.