Sunday, March 23, 2014

Refgrunt for last week

Woman: Hi, I don't know the author or title, but I know it is a book about a dog.
Me: Do you know if it is fiction or nonfiction?
W: Fiction I think.  Has something to do with autism I heard.
M: Could it be Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime?
W: Yes!  Thank you so much!  I knew you would get it.


I helped a homeless man check out a Buffy the Vampire DVD and he said--
Your name should be Buffy.  Then he started to walk away but turned around and said, or better yet, Willow.  

(I have no clue that that means).


12 year old girl:  Hi, I work here now.  I have a child job, I am a child worker.  What can I do?
--We got her signed up to be a student volunteer.


Why do you have like 8 copies of Proof of Heaven?


An elderly woman ordered Bully Pulpit in large print.  A big brick of a book arrived.  She came to the desk asking if I had a scale to weigh the book.  I said no, but I can look it up on Amazon.  I found that the "shipping weight" is 4 pounds.  She said she doesn't think she can carry it.   I asked her if she wanted me to check if we have an audio edition, but she said no thanks.


One of the regulars was super angry because someone "stole his belongings."  I asked him if he wanted to call the police and file a report, and he said he will later, but he was shaking!  One of my colleagues overheard the conversation and said- sir, your belongings are right here by the catalog computers.  The man just said oh.  Not a thank you.  Just oh.


A woman wanted to research how she could name a business.  I found on the county's site a way to search for fictitious business names.  She said that will never work, I need a database that will search the world.  I said- it says here that this is not done at the state level, just county.  She walked away and said I'll find it myself.


Melinda said...

Buffy and Willow spent a lot of time in the library and Willow was always researching stuff. Willow or Giles-who was the librarian-would work lol

Amy said...

Thanks for the explanation Melinda ;)