728 Posted on July 22, 2020 at 9:44 am by Gene Ambaum Characters: Jody Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPinterestEmail Tags 3 thoughts on “728” Gene Ambaum says: July 22, 2020 at 11:30 am Here’s what I was thinking in writing this comic. I find that libraries are very bad at compelling folks to leave, even when they’re obviously sick. (In other circumstances I’ve been told that I couldn’t ask obviously sick individuals to leave, that if they made others uncomfortable with their hacking / sneezing / runny noses those who were uncomfortable should leave.) And I suspect that in many places already folks are being told they can’t compel anyone to leave if they’re sick — look at the variety of state and local laws out there. While I hope Jody could ask the patron to leave, I can also understand why she’s just trying to make the best of bad policy. (Lack of clarity and lack of joke in the comic my fault.) Reply Kendall says: July 26, 2020 at 1:57 pm Thanks for explaining. That doesn’t change my first thought (“Why did she go to the library when clearly she’s self-aware and cares about others?!”), so even if this happened somewhere IRL, it felt unrealistic . . . . . . but regardless, Jody’s responses are amusing! 🙂 And that’s really the point to me, so yes, I did get the “making the best of bad policy” point and it did work as a joke! 😀 Reply So many books, so little time says: July 24, 2020 at 7:48 am Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.