Librarian A: “New Professor X’s specialty is women’s medieval literature.”
Librarian B: “I bought two books on Charlemagne last year.”
Librarian C: [deadpan] “Charlemagne wasn’t a woman.
[whole room dissolves into laughter]
It was clearly funnier if you were there, but today’s Collection Development Committee meeting reminded me that genuine humor and camaraderie can save even the most time-consuming, contentious, or deadly dull of tasks from sliding into Meeting Hell.
Morale. It’s what’s for dinner.