Friday, May 18, 2012

Don't drink and dial?

One of my friends posted this on her Facebook last week and I thought I'd share.
M: "Good morning, Library. M Speaking."
Patron: (Heavy breathing, slurring) "Do you have a book on aboriginal medicine and modern medicine? All that in one book?"
M: "Well, the University of M has a lot of books, so I don't know off the top of my head, but I can certainly check for you!"
Patron: "And to use the book, you need to be a student?"
M: "You need to be affiliated with the University of M in some way, yes. Staff at (hospital) have access though! Can I get your phone number?"
Patron: "I do have a card... with special instructions, just for me... I have a staff number."
M: "Can I have the card number? The 14 digit, right on the front. If I look for this book, I'll need to contact you."
Patron: "I'll call next week."
M: "What is your name, sir?"
Patron: "God." *Click*

Sunday, May 6, 2012

And on today's episode of "manning the circulation desk"....

psych health patient: What's the date today? April 14th?
me: 13th.
psych health patient: Oh, when's the world supposed to end?
me: Not til december.
psych health patient: Good, I've still got some time then.
me: Yep.

And in other news, according to Manifesto, one of our chairs "smells like someone had diarrhea in it."