“Hi there, I’d like to check out the Internet.”

Me: “Well, we have public internet computers downstairs”

“No, you don’t get it. I want to check OUT the Internet.”

Me <scratches beard in deep thought>

Me: “Alright, follow me.”

<leads patron to door>

Me: “There’s the Internet. It’s everything. It’s everywhere. It’s not a book. It’s not a DVD. It’s everything in the world, but in electronic format.”

<person looks confused.>

Me: “You connect to the Internet with a computer that has a network connection.”

“But… they told me I could get the Internets at the Library!”

Me: “You can. Let me show you…”

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