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."


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.