Friday, May 30, 2008

Fines

Yesterday a woman couldn't believe she had $30 in fines. She owed on a Dr. Seuss book that she thought she owned.

She said, we usually go to the church liberry where we don't have to worry about fines. And the best part is, you don't have to go to the church to use the liberry! She continued on about the church lib, told me where it = located, etc.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Concept of BORROWING a book from the liberry

Today a man came to the desk and asked for a title that wasn't available at our branch. I told him I could order it, and it would arrive in about 3 to 5 days. He said, so it is mine to keep when it arrives?

No sir, you can have it for three weeks, then you'll need to return it.

A Long Walk to ... where?

An old man had a gift card for a grocery store. He asked the new sub liberrian, call her Cathy, where the nearest store was. Cathy found that it was about 26 miles away. He asked for directions, so she printed them out on Mapquest. As he looked at the directions, he realized they wouldn't be helpful because they contained freeways, and he wanted to walk to the store. So, Cathy made a different map which illustrated the back roads of a 26 mile walk.

The man walked away as the new directions were printing. Cathy chased after him to give him the directions that she just printed. She said, don't leave without the directions! He replied, what are these directions for?

Found

I found someone's blank checks (that come with a credit card statement) when I was weeding the bios. Not a smart thing to use as a bookmark!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Where am I?

Woman: My boyfriend told me to go to the County Clerk's office. So, is this it?

(does the liberry look like an office?)

Are you...

Phone call-

Hello, this is Amy, how can I help you?
Customer: Uh, are you the um, philosopher, no, I mean the liberrian... oh nevermind.

Literally YELL Phones

Two guys were sitting @ opposite sides of the Internet area. They talked on their yell phones to each other.

Actually, they didn't really need to use the phone because I could hear the whole conversation (as I was sitting @ the desk in the middle of the Internet area).

Thanks for sharing...

Woman @ ref. desk: How much does a polar bear weigh?
. . . enough to break the ice. Hi, I'm Marie.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Lost Cell Phone

Last night a man came to the desk to ask about his lost cell phone. He said that he gave it to someone and then left to use the restroom. When he came back, the cell phone (and person) were gone. (Surprise?) Then he asked, so, do you have surveillance?

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The security guard thinks that he is trying to find out about the surveillance so that he can rob the cash register!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bandwidth

Yesterday our network had a bandwidth problem, so all of the public computers were slow / froze every minute. I had to explain about 100 times that I can't get into Yahoo! or Craigslist for you
. . . There is nothing I can do to fix the bandwidth problem. Also, I don't know your Yahoo! password.

Pathetic

Last Friday afternoon, about an hour before closing, I answered the phone. It was a mother doing the research for her daughter. The subject was astronomy, and she needed information on some obscure star or nebula. First I asked what grade her daughter is in? The mother said, "didn't you hear me, I said professor. That means college!"

Of course I asked if the daughter had gone to her college library. The mother said, "do you know who the librarian is over there?" I said no, not personally. She said "the liberrian is a student. My daughter wasted a whole hour in the liberry."

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Poor thing, spent a whole hour in the liberry. Now it's time to let mommy do the homework.