IV of IIX
Reactions are great but we need to have some fun ourselves as the experimenters, so lets play a game. How many hiding places are there in a public library? we decided to find out, and blow off some steam at the same time.
The basement proved a sparse space for hiding spots and an uncomfortable experience for me. There are almost no people in the basement of Herrick, maybe this speaks to the lack of furnishings and places to hide from our friends. A cart was my choice, the trash was Gina’s, and Nancy broke the rules (the bathroom was not allowed). Breaking the rules of our game while we broke the rules of a “quiet space” with our laughter and running.
Upstairs was a different story for myself as I crammed myself into the tight space between the bookshelves and the ceiling.It took entirely too long but I was found in the end (winning).
The game was a break for us from attempting to make the library a game for every other studier there. Now we had become not only a spectacle for others but one for ourselves as well. We were taking the rigid structure of a working environment apart performance by performance.