Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cat Fear - and Kitlers

Last Thursday I was returning to work after my lunch break when I heard a woman screaming - no, she was screeching - in the parking lot. When I turned around to see what the problem might be, another woman beside me, with four kids in tow, started screaming back at her. The first woman was standing beside a car and throwing her arms about her head wildly. "It wants to bite me! Look at how it's looking at me - it wants to bite me!"

Both car doors were open. On the side opposite the screeching woman, a small orange and white cat sat, her tail flicking back and forth as she stared at the inside of the car. The woman's friend started hassling the screamer.

"Oh, that's right, you're a grown woman, and you're afraid of cats."
She yelled at the kids to follow her out to help her friend, who was clearly terrified. The cat started to walk around to the back of the car and the screaming increased in volume. The cat-fearing lady started running away from the car. The kids stared at her curiously, then at each other. One of them bent over and started to pet the cat, who rubbed up against him. Clearly, this was a ferocious beast.

I spent the better part of the afternoon at work imitating the woman, which seemed to amuse my coworkers. Who says being a librarian is boring?
Oh, I just saw a book on the return cart called "The Verbally Abusive Man: Can He Change?" My .44 says, "Yes, ma'm."


darsden said...

Hilarious...oh my not for the cat feared lady but man I would have been spitting my sides laughing so hard... ;-)

Hit 40 said...

Your cats look just like mine!! LOL

How can you mock someone of the cat fears when you are afraid of Ketchup??

Medora said...

Yeah, I figured someone would get me about the ketchup or midgets. I am still afraid of the dark, too. I sleep with my daughter and at least one cat, and have to have the hall light on. Big baby, I know.

My cats are evil. I adore them.

We are still laughing over the cat-fearing lady. I haven't seen her since. I guess the cat scared her away from the 'brary.

The Knitter of Knowledge said...

That is a crazy story. Crazy. I hope the cat woman doesn't have her own children...

Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Pastor Sharon said...

That is too funny! Glad I wasn't there. . . I couldn't have helped her. I love animals too much and would have picked it up! That's exciting at the library. . . I must go there more!