Saturday, August 9, 2008

Always know your phone number; or, taxidermy and summer reading prizes

So, we had our end-of-summer-reading party last Tuesday. It was very well-attended, only one child broke down in tears, the face-painting was marvelous, and we ate all the cookies.

Next day, I had to call all those whose names were drawn for prizes but weren't present.

One slip said simply "Sophie" and a phone number.

I called the phone number...."Hello! This is the library, Sophie has won a prize!"



"Um, Sophie? She won a prize in our summer reading contest?"

"This is a taxidermy shop. There's no Sophie here."

I never did find out who Sophie was.

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