Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Just as I am readying myself to leave work a lady approaches the (not reference) desk and asks me if she can ask a question. I tell her sure, so she proceeds to ask me whether this institution is a high level science school. Before I could provide an answer, she continues to explain that the reason she is asking is because she needs to know if we have any time machines on campus. She explained that a time machine was rather large and I probably would have seen it if we had one somewhere. So she asks me if we have one, to which I replied, "I have never seen one; I didn't even know that they existed." She explains to me how a time machine works, that it would transport your body or your spirit to another world or another time. She also said that her old boyfriend invented a time machine and was going to make sure that each public institution had one so she wanted to check and see if we did. I told her again that I was pretty sure that we didn't have one so she explained to me what it would look like, kind of like a tanning bed. I told her that was very interesting. She wanted to know where I thought she might find one since we didn't have one. I told her it was too bad the reference librarian had left his desk for a moment, because he would probably be the best person to help her research the subject. So, I referred her to the next best thing, Google. Then she went on her merry way.