You never know how much you might have mistaken about someone. Vulnerability comes in all shapes and sizes.
Tags: library librarian breast cancer nipple exam books kindness awareness compassion misunderstanding mistaken men women gender
Added: 2 years ago
[scene opens with a young female librarian (blone hair, orange sweater) typing on her computer at the front desk, when she looks up and speaks directly to the camera]
LIBRARIAN: Can I help you?
[camera pans out to reveal she is talking to an overweight male patron]
PATRON: Um ... I'm looking for a book.
LIBRARIAN: Okay, um, what book in particular can I help you find?
PATRON: Well, I don't know. Um, I think you'd find it in the ... ladies' section?
LIBRARIAN: [pause] Okay. We have a womens' studies section down there.
[she points off camera]
PATRON: Okay, thank you.
[he heads for the stacks, while the librarian gives a funny look]
LIBRARIAN: [under her breath] Weirdo.
[cut to the patron looking through the stacks, then stopping and pulling out a book ... after reading a bit, he puts the book down and lifts his left arm over his head]
[cut to the librarian, who looks up and notices what he's doing, so she ducks down her head and starts spying on him while mouthing "What the?"]
[cut back to the patron, who uses his right hand to feel his left breast]
[cut back to the librarian, who bursts out laughing and knocks some papers off her desk (before ducking back down behind the desk), then cut back to the man who - startled - knocks the book to the floor and runs off]
[cut back to the librarian, who goes to the shelf and picks up the book, opening it to reveal that the patron was looking at an illustration entitled "Breast Self-Examination"]
[cut to the librarian, who looks down the hall with a remorseful look on her face]
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