I took my DDs to the bookstore yesterday, so that 5 year old could help select a present for a birthday party today. We were looking at some books together, and my three year old was standing next to us, looking at some books too.
Until I turned around, and the three year old was sprawled on her stomach across the aisle, reading a book, while a fairly young man (early 20s) tried to step over her.
I apologized, and moved her to the side, and he said that it wasn't a problem at all, and many families would love to have the problem of a child who loves reading. He seemed very amused, and said I should be proud I had readers.
I didn't mention that this is NOT a problem at our house - at our house, I get to pass on practical tips to my children such as "try not to walk down stairs while reading", and "don't read a magazine with envelope inserts in it while lying on your back, as they may fall out on you", not to mention the library rule my parents implemented "if you can carry it out of the library, you may take it out, but only as much as you can carry."
Still, it was nice of him, although embarrassing for me!