Thursday, July 3, 2008

thanks for the memories.

I just talked to this guy on the phone. He's a regular patron at our library and despite his super, amazing, "ultra rare" memory gift, he consistently forgets his manners.

Jerk.

8 comments:

Lydia said...

you could always tell him that he does forget his manners...he will likely freak out about "forgetting" something...and that could be fun to watch.

Steve Skubinna said...

I have always rejected the common view that we should exempt those with a special talent from the mundane dictates of courtesy. Me, I'm all for holding such people to a higher standard. As Spiderman tells us, "with great power comes great responsibility."

Ben said...

I've always thought that if I were granted the proverbial 3 wishes, one of them would be to posses a photographic memory. I'd pass on the being a jerk part.

Willorith said...

Boudica (Boudicca)

"...a terrible disaster occurred in Britain. Two cities were sacked, eighty thousand of the Romans and of their allies perished, and the island was lost to Rome. Moreover, all this ruin was brought upon the Romans by a woman, a fact which in itself caused them the greatest shame....But the person who was chiefly instrumental in rousing the natives and persuading them to fight the Romans, the person who was thought worthy to be their leader and who directed the conduct of the entire war, was Buduica, a Briton woman of the royal family and possessed of greater intelligence than often belongs to women....In stature she was very tall, in appearance most terrifying, in the glance of her eye most fierce, and her voice was harsh; a great mass of the tawniest hair fell to her hips; around her neck was a large golden necklace; and she wore a tunic of divers colours over which a thick mantle was fastened with a brooch. This was her invariable attire."

DirtCrashr said...

LOL - "You're forgetting something."
WHAT? How?? That's Impossible, I have a SPECIAL GIFT! "Your manners!"

doubletrouble said...

"and possessed of greater intelligence than often belongs to women....In stature she was very tall, in appearance most terrifying, in the glance of her eye most fierce...)

Was Tam there?

Joe said...

they aren't called "idiot savants" for nuttin!

phlegmfatale said...

Maybe he ain't never been learned no proper manners. Maybe if you tell him today that he's rude, he'll remember it in the future and HEAR it for the first time.