A Blurb of Absurd

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Setting: afternoon, Public library check-out desk. An older lady is rummaging through her purse, a County Library card sitting on the desk in front of her.

Old Lady: why the hell do I need two cards for the library?!
Librarian: This one is a County Library card, we're the Public library.
Lady: So what?
Librarian: We split from the County Library years ago, we're not the same as them.
Lady: So why can't you use my card?
Librarian: We're two separate businesses.
Lady: I still don't get the big deal, why do I constantly need so many cards?
Librarian: This County Library card does not work with ours.  We are on two completely different computer systems.
Lady: That's not an answer.  That's a fact, and I would like an answer.

...the world is a grim, grim place when library cards become a source of anger.

4 comments:

Another David May 20, 2010 at 6:20 AM  

HAHAHAHA!!! Unbelievable! "That's not an answer. that's a fact, and I would like an answer." I'm using that line.

Melissa May 20, 2010 at 6:31 AM  

Oh my god, the library I work at split from our county system over a decade ago, and we still get people showing up every day and trying to use their county card. Another big complaint we get is about our $2.00 DVD rental fee. People are always like, "What am I paying my taxes for if I have to pay for the DVDs" and "Isn't this supposed to be a FREE library?" Le sigh.

Stephany May 20, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

Oh, my gosh! I burst out laughing at this! "That's not an answer. That's a fact and I would like an answer." WHAT?! People are funny.

Ashley R May 27, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

@David - I sincerely hope you use it in the most ridiculous of situations, like when you ask for time or if you can buy a drink for a girl.

@Melissa - Ugghh that has to be annoying! I understand a bit of disbelief, but...I mean, have we seen how hard libraries have been hit by the economy?! I totally understand it, and I wish others would, too. I don't get when people get mad at librarians/employees either, since it's not like you set all the rules and laws.

@Stephany - People are utterly ridiculous, in the funniest ways haha.

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