Monday, April 16, 2007


We have a can of Clorox @ the reference desk and one kid just helped himself to it-- "I think it's neat that you have these."


Man is confused- "what is BCC and CC?"


YA Girl-- Do you have a book, like for a cab driver?
(she wanted the Thomas Guide for the area)

Most interesting question of the day

My colleague got the most interesting question of the day-- a man about 60 asked for "pictures of squirrels, not people dressed as squirrels, but believe it or not, squirrels are indigenous to this area...the aesthetics is real important-- that one is too conspicuous, that picture is way exaggerated... I have a cute portfolio...." My colleague did an excellent job of printing the pictures for him.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Today I helped a woman find some Mary Higgins Clark and Dean Koontz books. She picked up the Koontz she is currently reading and said to me, "I'm reading this now. It's at home. When I finish it, I'll give it to you. You can keep it."

I helped a man find the space bar. He was trying to apply to be a ticket taker at the local fair, and the application had to be submitted online. He struggled through the application, not knowing how to use a mouse or type. When he left, he thanked me for helping him become a "computer expert."

A woman asked me what types of flowers she can plant to scare away the snakes in her yard.

A girl in junior high asked me about several DVDs. We only had one on her list. As I was typing the titles into the OPAC she whispered to me, "Why is everyone on MySpace? Even old people are on MySpace."

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Say No More

Tiny gray-haired woman with three teeth, combat boots, and pocket chain:

"I want to inseminate a horse."