Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hi, I'd like a list of world leaders who were born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'd also like a list of actors, singers, and women comedians in mythology.

Monday, August 24, 2009

An Art Lesson

A guy about 35 comes to the desk and looks at my necklace.

Guy: What's that on your necklace?
Me: That's The Scream.
Guy: Is that a movie or something?
Me: No, it's a piece of art by Edvard Munch.
Guy: Oh, like painters in the old days? Painters like da Vinci who painted all those ceilings so they could solve the da Vinci Code?
Me: Um, yeah.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


A kid says he can't remember the PIN on his library card, so I ask him to give me his name and birthdate. He knows the name, but when I ask him his birthdate, he says "oh, I don't keep track of that sort of thing."

Well, too bad. Maybe you should ask your mom.


Mumbly Guy: YouprintedsomecopiesofConstantinoandIneedmore.

Me: Huh?

(repeats several times until Amy rescues me and shows me the thing she printed for him earlier.)

Me: Okay, here it is. (at this point he is talking on his cell phone and it takes me a while to get his attention) Hey! How many copies do you need?

MG: Oh,threeorfour.

Me: How many?

MG: Threeorfour.

Me: Well, which do you want? Three? or four?

MG: Idon'tknowIguessfour. Nomakeitfive. Canyousendittomeinthemail?

Me: No, we can't. It's up at the front desk and you can pick it up right now.

MG: OKthanks.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wrong Title of the Day

A girl comes in looking for a book called "My Bloody Bones" that her friend said was good.
Turns out she actually wants The Lovely Bones.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

BOOM BOOM, ain't it great to be crazy?!

The past couple of days have been especially crazy @ the liberry. Here are a few highlights--

  • The Friends of the Library bookstore was held up. The poor woman working there said, "if I had only brought my cane today."
  • The wait for the Internet pc's has been over 2 hours. It makes for great moods among the customers!
  • A man said that the cop told him to come to the liberry to get a parking permit for his RV.
  • A caller asked what seismic wave are we in?
  • I asked Eric, the sub, how the mostly ZERO sub hours has been for him. He said, I got a couple of jobs: one was pouring cement, the other was landscaping. When I was pouring cement, I thought to myself, I should get more education so I can get a better job. Then I said to myself, I already have the education!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Quote from our Branch Operations Manager (BOM)

Last Thursday was a day of angry customers (really?) and a day to decorate the kids area with kites. PJ, our BOM, said it best--

Work: sometimes you get called a racist, sometimes you get to hang butterfly kites, sometimes all in the same day. Fantastic!