Found myself in the checkout line at the local library Saturday, sporting my $3.99 Gap Outlet Green Lantern tee.
I handed my books and CD to the librarian.
“I see you’re wearing the shirt,” he said with a grin, “but do you know the oath?”
“Uhhh,” I muttered, “To protect and serve … ?”
He cut me off, and, not looking at me, shuffled through the stack of books and spoke:
“In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power: Green Lantern’s light.”
“And,” he added, “these are due back April 21.”
So here’s where Nerd Ethics come to play: Should I not wear the shirt again until I learn the oath, or find a new library?