Friday, March 27, 2009

Poetry month is right around the corner...

Click here and read some haikus about the library!

Definitely not a service we provide

Hello, this is Amy at the reference desk, how can I help you?

Caller: I'm wondering the name of Alan in 2 1/2 Men.

Me: Let me look that up. (I google it and found it to be Jon Cryer). I tell him.

Then he asks about other members of the cast. I google as fast as I can to find the info. As I am searching he says, yeah, I'll be 49 next week. I was born with a heart defect, I had surgery to get it fixed. I'm healthy now. [I give him the answer to another one of his questions, and he just asks another and continues blabbing...] My dad owns apartments, I manage them. I am honest and I like working with people. I'm a good boy and am proud of my work. Can I tell you a joke before you hang up?

Me: Sorry, I have to help other customers. (And should have said that he got the wrong number if he was looking for a dating service. Obviously, it's not a service we provide!).

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Golf Pencils

An old man came to the desk to take a golf pencil and said, I didn't know there was a golf course here too!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Little does he know...

Yesterday a man about 40 walked by the desk and told me that I should write this stuff down. Seriously. The things you deal with here could make you a lot of money on reality tv.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Newspapers

Today as I was organizing the huge pile of old newspapers a homeless looking man came by to look for a USA Today. He saw me putting the ones older than 3 months in the recycling bin and said-- these newspapers are history, man. It's like the French Revolution!

Again

Today this old man put his liberry card into the floppy disc drive, just like the guy from before. I never thought I'd see that happen more than once.

Self-checks

Because the liberry will have RFID soon, it is now mandatory for customers check out with the self-check machine. Today there was this DRG (disgruntled retired guy) who refused to use the self-check because it asks which language-- English or Spanish.

Unbelievable!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lost & Found

3 things that were turned in at the reference desk yesterday:


A puzzle piece (probably belongs in the children's area)
A package of fig bars (yuck)
Some kind of timer (for an electrical outlet, I think)