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Apr10-07, 05:23 PM
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I just thought of something. At the local public library there's a big sign by the librarian's desk listing the library rules. One of the rules is

"Do not stare at the librarian."

I don't know why, but that has always struck me as funny. Why would there need to be such a rule? I suspect that librarians endure more grief than we give them credit for.

Anyway, it demonstrates that being stared at is a universally, perhaps instinctively unpleasant - no, unnerving experience. Maybe we feel we're being sized up as prey?