Two weeks ago, I put in a hold request for a book at our local public library. I did this for two reasons. (i) The book was checked out and overdue, so it was easier to have it set aside for me when it came back than to keep coming in looking for it. (ii) I wanted to see how the little old ladies at the library would handle the title when the book was ready for me.
Today, I got the call. The caller was not a little old lady, but she was just as unsure of the situation.
“I’m calling to tell you that an item you requested is available. It’s, uh, it’s a book, the, uh…”
“Oh, yes, the knitting book?”
“Yes, yes, it’s the knitting book” she said with relief audible in her voice.
The title? Stitch ‘n Bitch