Ask a silly question

“I’d like to renew my book.”

“Is the yellow book-band still on the book?”


“Is there a ‘No Renewals’ stamp on it?”

“A what?”

“Is there a stamp on the book-band, under the due date, that says ‘No Renewals’?”


“Then, I’m sorry, I won’t be able to renew that book for you.”

“Why not!?”


Published in: on December 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

You’re making the classic literature section cry

I work in a university library. It’s six floors of books on any number of subjects. There is a massive classic literature section filled with some of the finest works ever penned by mankind. There are books that are over 200 years old. There are works that will be known around the world well after you have gone. There are books that have shaped the minds of men and women for generations. And if, by some chance, we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can order it for you.

In short, there is no end to the brilliance at your disposal.

So now, can someone PLEASE explain to me why in this place that I have described to you, there is a basket of some of the cheapest, drivel filled, not-fit-for-kindling, drugstore romance novels in the damn breakĀ  room? Even more mind-boggling, why are they being regularly read?

It’s things like this that make me certain I should become a hermit. Being around this kind of stupidity is giving me a headache.

-Late Fines.

Published in: on December 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm  Comments (1)