I've worked at the library for all of 4 days now, and I've had a few strange incidents so far...
1) A guy that sounded a little....different....called yesterday asking if we buy movies. I thought, "Surely he doesn't mean in a HalfPrice Books/pawn shop kind of way," so I said, "We buy movies from distributors for the library." His voice fell noticeably...in a "Shit, there went my chance," kind of way. Since when are libraries pawn shops? I told him that we gladly take donations. He didn't go for it. *sigh*
2) There's a mildly attractive guy that comes in at least twice a day and borrows movie upon movie. At least six at a time (the max). He usually drops by in the early morning...usually no less than 15 minutes after we open, and he's normally back just after lunch or mid-afternoon to return some of the movies he rented in the morning and pick up another few to max him out again. I want to know what he does (or doesn't) do for a living. Probably not very profitable since he's gettin' his movie fix from the very under-stocked library shelves.
3) My mom stopped by Saturday, and she went back to the reference desk to find out where the true crime was shelved, and when M.A. (reference desk diva) said she'd show her and they were walking off, the bitchy woman waiting next in line said, "As opposed to crime that isn't true." Mom almost turned around and said, "That would be crime fiction!" What a cunt this lady was. People suck.
4) I answered the phone yesterday during a somewhat busy spell, and the woman on the line asked, "Are you smart?" ....*pause*...."Well, I get by," I replied. The reason she asked, she went on to explain, was because she wanted to know if I remembered "Roots" and did I know Kunta's dad's name? Even though we were busy I was nauseatinginly entertained by this, and I took the time to look it up on IMDB because it was the first thing that came to mind that would be quick enough to find it and get her on her way. She was asking.....*drum roll*....because she was doing a CROSSWORD PUZZLE!!!!
Stay tuned for more library oddities.....
On TV: Everybody Loves Raymond
MP3: "Broken"...Seether and my girlfriend...Amy Lee
Book: The Secret History...hot damn, I'm on page 361 with just under 200 to go.
In my head: He-who-shall-not-be-named (not Voldemort) and a particularly disturbing dream.