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Overheard at the Library

dearanxietyJun. 14th, 2008 03:27 pm new community

apologies for x-posting, and mods let me know if this is not ok and i'll take it down.

after a particularly upsetting incident with a regular library patron, i decided that it would be nice to have a community dedicated to this issue. just a place for library staff to support other folks who work in libraries after upsetting interactions. it is, for me at least, such a special breed of emotions when this happens that my normal support system isn't always really able to understand.

please come join us at librarysupport!


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onerarebookMay. 29th, 2008 09:44 am From my preservation lab ...

Megan:  It looks like a mouse took a bite out of this music score.
Adam:   Aww, that's too bad.  The music must have been cheesy.
Megan:  That was cheesy.  The mice should be chewing on you!

Current Location: work
Current Mood: amusedamused

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cheshire_cApr. 19th, 2008 02:58 pm Tidbits from Maryland

The following are some of the more amusing interactions I've heard about at work recently:

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Current Mood: amusedamused

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jigsawdivaApr. 10th, 2008 10:19 pm Um...

She: "You could suck a little more."
He: "I don't want to disappoint you."

then later, possibly same guy

"I will gladly sh-- that Cheez-It for you right now."

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blatheringApr. 3rd, 2008 04:35 pm one student to another

"A little more fluff and this paper is done."

Dude, we've all been there...

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palemovieMar. 8th, 2008 02:35 pm

"where's your brother, he isn't on a computer is he?"
"no, he's turding."

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jigsawdivaFeb. 18th, 2008 11:43 am The best reason to visit your college library

Student Orientation leader, to a large group of prospective students and their families taking a tour of the campus: "And now let me take you over here and show you my favorite part of the library. These are the most comfortable couches on the whole campus. If you ever need a nap, come here."

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kenllamaFeb. 11th, 2008 04:55 pm librarians on literacy

Overheard today in my university library:

Librarian: Literacy -- piffle!

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3lbspongeFeb. 10th, 2008 05:49 pm

little girl to her father after she announces she's ready to leave: Well you should've picked out some books instead of just movies!

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aerrinJan. 30th, 2008 06:59 pm

From a student worker carrying a large blue box:

'Do you know where I should put the skeleton?'

I thought I'd misheard her, but apparently a professor had put a human skeleton, in a box, on reserve in the past few days while I've been out sick. I did not, in fact, know where to put it.

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