Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I feel like I'm in a Dickens novel or something

10 AM: One of our regulars comes in, looking clean but smelling rather strongly of gin. I request something for him, and when he opens his wallet a bug crawls out. He squishes it on the desk, then once we've finished the transaction says "I just really appreciate your help. Thank you so much."

3 comments:

Kelsey said...

That is hilariously disgusting! What is wrong with our patrons?!

Anon. said...

Lucky you didn't pick his pocket, Artful Dodger-style. Fagan would not have liked what you'd have brought back to him.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, sometimes Bill Sykes and Nancy get in a fight at our library. Fortunately the police response is better than in Victorian London.