I was joking around with a librarian friend about how working a day job really cuts into my readerly and writerly activities. A regular job means I have less time to read, write, go to conferences, and just hang out with friends talking about books!
She offered to write me a note to give to my boss if I need one. Which got me to thinking about how a librarian’s excuse might go . . .
- Please excuse Sarah from work. She recently completed a manuscript and will require full bed rest for at least 48 hours.
- Please extend Sarah’s daily lunch hour. Her well-being is dependent upon being able to read for at least two hours in the middle of every day.
- Sarah’s TBR pile has grown taller than her nightstand. Please provide her with an extra month of vacation in order to catch up.
- I have recently prescribed an annual writer’s conference in order to expose Sarah to others who suffer from the same malady she does. Please excuse her for the week of ______________.
- Sarah’s love of the written word is highly contagious. Make sure as many people as possible are exposed.
So, how about it–what would YOUR librarian’s note say?