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The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons


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Crazy people

I was reading at the Merril Collection yesterday when some woman who looked fine but who's medication was slightly off came in talking to herself. And talking and talking and talking. If you tried to listen it was clear that she was enunciating all her words properly, but was speaking so fast all the words ran together and it was almost impossible to follow. Poor Lorna had to go over and try to speak to her and ask her to be quiet. From what I heard the woman was of the opinion that you couldn't be expected to know or follow any rules that weren't written down and posted on the walls. I think Lorna ended up calling Security, but she did end up quieting down, although any conversation, no matter how quiet, tended to start her up again.

Lorna probably has to deal with stuff like this all the time. I don't know how she copes.

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Crazy People

(Anonymous)
The downtown libraries all have this problem, as far as I can tell, though the Smith has a worse time of it for some reason. For some time whenever I dropped by there'd be a guy talking to someone, as if he was having a conversation - a pleasant one - except no one else was there, or they'd have to be hovering in the atrium. The librarians there are some of the best & most patient in Toronto, I'm sure.

Lena

Crazy people

(Anonymous)
If the Smith branch is "blessed" with more of these sorts of people than other branches, it's probably due to the fact that the Addiction Research Foundation is right around the corner on Spadina.

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