Librarian Ire

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Not the brightest bulb in the socket.

A patron came to the circulation desk with a fine issue. I overheard him telling the student that he had received a lost fee on a reserve book which he had returned within the appropriate time frame. So, the student trekked to the reserve shelf and sure enough there the book was. So, the student back dates the book and tells that patron the fees will be removed by the supervisor. Patron says "ok" and turns around to leave. He gets about 4 feet from the desk, stops and turns around and says "You know, this was the same thing that happened with the other fine on my account."

Real smooth there Slurpy. Here's a tip: try to be somewhat convincing when making up tall tales. First, the other fine was from over a month ago. Second, it was checked in only a few hours after it was due. Third, it was discharged in the middle of the day and wasn't checked out again for weeks - showing it had been checked in upon return. Not to mention the "Oh yeah..." doesn't lend itself to validity. This guy deserved a note in his record for idiocy.

3 comment(s):

Did you put one in there?

By Blogger Nike, at 4:10 PM  

Talking about dim bulbs. We had one also complaining about the fine on her reserve book. Totally off in orbit. She explained what had happened twice. Lying about it too. "I only had it out for ten minutes to copy." Checked out on the 28th checked in the 30th. A freaking long ten minutes babe.
She wanted us to fix the fine, which was done, only after we asked her name twice. Idiot.
She comes by once a week with a stupid question and even stupider complaint. How do these people get into college and graduate school?

By Blogger Nike, at 4:42 PM  

I certainly did put a note in the record! (Though not expressing their idiocy) To my surprise, when I started here the campus circ group discussed this issue and they want us to put notes in the record. One of the very few good things...

By Blogger Loki, at 9:46 AM  

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