So, I’m a young adult librarian. This is separate and different from a children’s librarian, or an adult services librarian in that those librarians can communicate thier services to their patrons, and I cannot because mine do not talk, they just grunt. OK, fine, they occassionally say: “no” “maybe” and “I don’t know.”
Therefore, it came as a shocking surprise when I recently asked one of my more locuacious young adult patrons if he had written to his brother (who is in training to be a Marine) and received this response:
Patron: Nobody writes anymore.
Me: No, not like a letter, although that would be nice and thoughtful, but at least an email?
Patron: No, nobody writes anymore. Everybody texts.
Yes, because texting isn’t writing. My bad.