Librarian Ire

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


A few random happenings today.
First of all some funny names. A Mr. Charme and a Mr. Purpel.
I want to know who the Purpel guy thinks he's fooling. We all know he changed the spelling.
Second, the vanishing books. Several books disappeared from their spots only yesterday. Then later on they mysteriously re-appeared. Just in time for me to find them all. Highly suspicious.
Then the most unusual thing of all. Someone left their boots in the library. In the middle of the reading room to be exact. Both of them. How do you forget your boots? It's not like an umbrella or your keys or a glove or something.
And in January?! Did you have another pair? Were you wearing really heavy socks?
People have left things here before. Laptops, CD's, umbrellas, hats, notebooks, food, I once found a postcard from New Zealand near a copier. But shoes? I don't get it. It was however very funny.
So, what's the strangest thing that's been left in your library?

4 comment(s):

Possibly the worst thing ever left here was a revolting, greasy, stained MacDonalds staff tie. We kept it for about a day before throwing it out. Then, a FACULTY member came in to ask us if we'd seen his tie. Yep, our faculty are so badly paid they have to moonlight at MACDONALDS.

By Blogger Archel, at 4:40 AM  

Oh let's see:

Plastic sword

Hula hoop

Water gun

Can you tell I work at a college library?

We too have a pair boots currently in our lost and found (very large men's combat boots). I don't how you forget your shoes either.

By Blogger Vampire Librarian, at 10:34 PM  

Another scratcher:

winter coats. I've had 3 so far this winter - and its freaking cold!

eyeglasses. I have half a dozen prescription eyeglasses. HOW does someone forget these and not come looking for them?

My student workers are fond of leaving half eaten sandwiches and donuts in drawers and on shelves. They're not supposed to eat, so they hide things away then forget about them. Lovely.

By Blogger Loki, at 3:08 PM  

False teeth!
Right by the public computers.

By Blogger Marian The, at 12:49 PM  

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