Sometimes, in the craziness of a school day and the inability of many children to enunciate with any degree of accuracy, I find myself answering the wrong questions.

Today, I had half a dozen little boys asking me for World Record books (of course they were all checked out because, hi, those are my highest circulating materials (much to my dismay)).

A few minutes later, one of the boys got into a little argument with a girl from the class and I came over to settle things.

The little girl said loudly, “He says World Records are real!”

I instantly and emphatically said, “They are real.” (I thought to myself, kids are so weird).

The little boy looked triumphant and said, “I TOLD you werewolves were real.”

Oh. Um, sorry.

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  • Reply Merrick December 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Wait, they're not real? My Twilight dreams are crushed.

  • Reply Kristi December 8, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Team Jacob! Way to get 'em started young Janssen.

  • Reply smalldog December 8, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I might have choked a little from laughing while reading this story. Much to the concern of my co-workers! Priceless!

  • Reply Merry December 9, 2009 at 12:22 am

    I love it!

  • Reply Lexilooo December 9, 2009 at 12:41 am

    that just made me giggle!

  • Reply Kimberly December 9, 2009 at 12:42 am


  • Reply Bean December 9, 2009 at 12:49 am

    That's too funny

  • Reply Packrat December 9, 2009 at 1:36 am

    That is great! Snorting with laughter. 🙂

  • Reply Operation Pink Herring December 9, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Everyone knows they're really shapeshifters.

  • Reply Katie Rich December 9, 2009 at 3:08 am

    I think you answered the correct question, Ms. Team Jacob. Way to cover with the "world record" story though.

  • Reply Sherry December 9, 2009 at 5:24 am

    This is exactly what is wrong with public schools these days!

  • Reply Noelle December 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Ha ha, I love it. A little too much Twilight in circulation. 🙂

  • Reply Carole December 9, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    So, how did you set the record straight?

    Or did you?

  • Reply Shelly December 9, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    BWHAHAHAHA!!!! Awesome. I can just hear the conversation at THAT house tonight!

  • Reply Peaceful Reader December 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    What is it about those record books circulating more than anything! I don't get it either…but I've yet to hear them confused with werewolves-very funny slip!

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