I received a phone call from a stranger today and I don't care if he knows how crazy I think he is.
Hello! This is Joe Blow from whatever book company and I want to talk to the librarian.
Oh good, great, wonderful. Did you know that ALA changed the subject heading from Black to African American?
Thinking he might be taking some kind of weird survey I said, "Yes."
You did? Well good for you. Must be because you're a librarian. I thought they were still called blacks but our Encyclopedia of Black Americans has a new name. Now it's called the Encyclopedia of African Americans. I don't know why they want to be called African Americans instead of black. I guess our old set of encyclopedias had them out pickin' cotton and spittin' watermelon seeds. The new one portrays them as scientists and inventors.
Are you trying to sell me something?
Oh, no no no. I just want you to preview our new set for...
I have no budget. Zero money.
OK, thank you.
Crazy man, wherever you are, I hope you lose my phone number.