Thursday, February 04, 2016


Lady with purple hair: "Do you have any werewolf books?"
Me: "I'm sure we do, let me check."
Lady: [in a loud whisper]  "I LIKE TO READ THEM TO MY CAT."

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Background info:  my liberry is a beautiful piece of architecture with a spectacular view.  Our door count is always high as a result.  We always get comments like, wow, you are so lucky to work here, etc.  Today's comment was unique--

I help a smiling woman order a few bestsellers, and she said-- "This is the Neiman Marcus of information.  I love it, and I feel like at millionaire.  I can do whatever I want, this is great!"

Friday, January 15, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016


As I was cleaning up tonight I found a love letter and a list of things to do, written on a receipt from 1999.  Items on the list included, in this order--

Go to the beach,
Go to the spa,
Get a laptop,
Go shopping,
Have sex,
Play on the computer.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Where to go

Guy: I looked up this book online, but I can't find it on the shelf...maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.

Me: Oh, it looks like you wrote down the call number wrong.  Let me show you where to go.

Guy: I've been told where to go a number of times, in various ways, but this is one of the nicest!

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Meeting interruption

A loud scream interrupted our staff meeting today, so my colleague ran to investigate.  She found the man, reclined in the floor.

Are you ok?

Yeah, since I was stabbed last month and it helps to lay down for a few minutes every now and then.

Thursday, December 03, 2015


Woman on phone -- I just checked my account and it says I have 24 DVDs checked out.  I know I returned them TODAY in your sorter.

(Conversation continues; meanwhile we have a volunteer search for them).

10 minutes later she calls back and says she found them all in a bag in her house.