Some have called me OCD, but there is no denying that there is a throat clearing epidemic at the F.U. School of Law Library. I am not talking about the occasional "eh-hem" or "mm-mmm." I am talking about a guttural, 7 second long, polysyllable expunging of g*d knows what. Can people not hear themselves when they do it every 60 seconds? At first I thought allergies, or the 105º heat in here. But now I think there are deeper psychological issues underlying the problem. JF noticed one culprit today, even without my mentioning it, so I think it's not so much my OCD as a real problem that the SBA needs to take seriously.
I thought these nose and throat issues were unique to the F.U. libes, but one reader studying at the N.Y.U. Law Libes today wrote in:
Um...there is a girl sitting across from me who snorts...every 30 seconds.
Can't say we have encountered that here yet, but if other throat clearers show up today, I may start snorting as means of retaliation.