Friday, August 22, 2008

A Day in the Life

From a 3-hour shift on the desk yesterday...
  • Sorry, all copies of Breaking Dawn are checked out. Do you want to place a hold?
  • Please don't bounce the basketball in here.
  • We're out of pencils again.
  • First library card for a 13-year-old.
  • Sorry, all copies of Breaking Dawn are checked out. Do you want to place a hold?
  • All of the books on your summer reading list are checked out right now.
  • You need to sign in on the reservation computer.
  • Don't hit your sister!
  • Did that 8-year-old just give me the finger?
  • Can we find quotations about chocolate?
  • Sorry, all copies of Breaking Dawn are checked out. Do you want to place a hold?
  • No, you can't use my cell phone.
  • You can't bring your gecko into the library. Even if it's dead. Why are you carrying a dead gecko around...?
  • The local alternative school assigned 200 students to read A Child Called It.
  • You need to sign in on the reservation computer.
  • Sorry, all copies of Breaking Dawn are checked out. Do you want to place a hold?
  • Cecily Von Ziegesar
  • Don't hit your cousin!
  • No, nobody turned in your ipod. I'll check the lost and found.
  • Press 9 to dial out
  • Sorry, all copies of Breaking Dawn are checked out. Do you want to place a hold?
  • Get out of that website!
  • No, you can't practice your step routine in here.
  • A parent wants "age appropriate" urban fiction...for her 9 year old.
  • Stephenie Meyer...but all copies of Breaking Dawn are checked out. Yes, I'm sure. No, I don't need to check the catalog. No, we don't have any "in the back." Yes, I'm sure. Would you like to place a hold?

4 comments:

JamiSings said...

You know, I don't know why that vampire series is so popular. I read a couple of pages and that woman cannot write to save her life. It reads like bad Mary Sue fiction.

Snarky Librarian said...

Oh, I agree. Meyer spends way too many pages on a story that could easily be wrapped up in about 10 lines:

Bella: Edward, I love you!
Edward: But I'm a vampire!
Bella: I don't care!
Edward: **Does something creepy and stalker like**
Jacob: No, Bella! Love me instead! Werewolves are sexy!

Bella trips over something
Something dangerous happens
Edward rescues Bella

Bella/Edward: **kiss**
Jacob: **looks sad**

Repeat about 5000 times and you've just read the entire series.

Lawnchair Naturalist said...

Ugh...I just wanted to make sign I could hold up for the Meyers question rather than answer it over and over all day, everyday.

Did you see the YouTube spoof of the film promo? Pretty funny stuff, that.

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