Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Guess the Topic Game

OK, an older woman came in looking for books on a particular subject. It took me a while, but I finally got it. So, what do you think?

The original questions:

Do you have any books on microbionics?

I asked her to spell it.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Can we just weed this one now?

I hate it when grownups try to be cool to teens.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Unhappy Patron, Late breaking Olympics Wrap-Up Edition

A patron took a moment to complain to me about the closing ceremonies at the Olympics. When he asked me if I had seen them, I replied that I hadn't and hoped that this would be enough to stop the conversation. He held forth for several minutes about how awful it was. He was specifically unhappy about the fact that the American influence was too great and that it wasn't British enough. American bands dominated the evening, he opined. I asked which American bands played, since I'd only heard about British bands from a coworker who stayed up too late to watch. "The Who, for one," he said.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Which is Worse?

Your library buying expensive DVDs of crap TV shows from the 80s (or 70s or 60s), or using Interlibrary Loan to acquire them?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pop Quiz

Since it's been a while since I've tested your knowledge.

You summon the deskslave to your computer. You are having trouble logging in to the computer. You have certainly typed the barcode correctly and you know your password better than you know your own name. Clearly, there is something wrong with this defective machine. The deskslave types your card number and password and it logs in. You:

a) Thank him
b) Say nothing and get to your important business
c) Grumble about the crappy computers and get to your important business
d) Reach into your purse, grab a farthing, and toss it to the deskslave with a hearty, "Well done, my good man."

From the Snagged Item File

Books get wrecked every day, but few get wrecked this maliciously. Or ironically:

Thanks, Mary!