I like books.


I live in a small town and enjoy writing about the inhabitants. I spend most of my time perusing through used book stores looking for that one great book that I don't have; consequently, I have rooms filled with books. I am a book addict.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Who made up these rules?

Yesterday, my grandson, the eight-year-old, and I went to the library. As we were going in, he takes his cap off and says, I know that I am not supposed to wear my cap in the library. I say, that’s great that you know the rules of etiquette and he says, why? I say, because it is good to have manners and play by the rules, and he says, I know that but why do we have to take our hats off? I say, well, it’s a tradition, like the way we shake hands or the way we greet each other or keep our hair combed. Then he says, it’s silly and I say, yeah, it is silly. But, when we got off the elevator, he took his cap off and I held on to it while he sat in the chair and perused the book that he was going to check out.


Blogger delagar said...

And women are meant to keep their hats on. Now why?

Not to mention the whole glove thing.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Chaser said...

Nicely brought up boy!!!

7:45 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Actually, delagar, the rule is that women wearing baseball cap- or bucket cap- or other such casual-type hats are supposed to remove their hats, also. The only hat that can be kept on is a woman's dress hat.

8:24 PM  

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