It is not ours to classify

The librarian known as Screwy Decimal gets asked lots of questions in the course of her workday, and this one seems to be staggeringly popular for some reason:

It’s my guess that every unmarried woman over a certain age gets asked one or two million times in her adult life why she hasn’t yet found a nice guy and settled down already. The subtext of this question is, of course, “What the hell is WRONG with you?”

Being sensible, she ducks:

I give a humorously evasive response — “I’m saving myself for Robert Downey Jr.!” — and then I change the subject.

Which is perhaps better for Patron Relations than “What the hell business is it of yours, anyway?”

Besides, what’s wrong with her life? She loves her work, and she’s in a band, fercryingoutloud. I can tell you that she does a highly-creditable version of McCartney’s “Oh! Darling,” though I am in no position to address her claim to possession of “unspectacular legs.”


  1. KingShamus »

    27 July 2011 · 5:25 pm

    A lot of gals are saving themselves for RDJ.

    I would say at least half the box office for the “Sherlock Holmes” came from gals with a serious Downey crush.

  2. CGHill »

    27 July 2011 · 5:39 pm

    Geez. That’s a quarter of a billion dollars.

    You know, KS, we’re in the wrong damned business. (And Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is scheduled for a Christmas release.)

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