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Library anecdotes anyone?
WHERE DO I START????!?!?!?!!?!
They include George Harrison, Gomez and Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright.
The woman who didn't know that faxes need numbers.
The woman who sneaks in and charges their phone on a plug near the back of the shelves.
The man who fell asleep in front of his computer, then slipped off his chair.
The man with the really hateful BO that poisons the row he is in and the ones either side of it.
The old woman on one of those mobility scooters who ran over her grandaughter *twice* after ramming the automatic doors.
The man who refuses to pay his fines because he doesn't see why he should be punished for breaking the rules when he pays his council taxes just like everyone else 'not like those lying cheats in city hall'.
The woman who brings in trainee guide dogs. They're too cute.
Stray dog running in off the street and dashing around the shelves.
these are generic, faceless people that can actually be found in almost all libraries, much like classic novels, classic library lurkers
it's just a bit frustrating spending all day every day with them.
i like to think manchester libraries get a better class of odd people, such as the man that comes in with no shoes and a saucepan on his head.
today, one man questioned me for about fifteen minutes over the following:
if i was born in the 80s, if my mum was okay, what her name is, if i'd let my child have ice cream before dinner &, most importantly, what i'd do if my 7 year old son was standing outside the front door dressed in his shirt and tie, waiting to go to the party next door after dark on a saturday so that he could drink beer and go dancing, and i was in the bath shouting at him to get back inside, and i got out the bath, and put on my nightdress, would i be worried? because, after all, all he wanted to do was wait for me to have my bath.
i said yes and he said 'no, you'd be upset.' and then just walked off.
i <3 my job.
who was the king of france in 1963?
what was his spanish wife called?
did they just change his name to president to keep up with the big countries like america?
what year was his daughter kidnapped from the palace?
and the same woman
i need a phone number for the police. there's a mistake in this newspaper report about this soldier being dead, he's just in a 'shock-coma'.
- oh how terrible, but we don't think you want the police for that
no i do because his family are upset by it. look there's pictures of them in the paper crying.
- are you sure about this?
yes i had a dream about it. he's just a coma. i need to phone the police so they can tell the army not to burn him.
- a dream? i thought you meant you knew him and the paper had it wrong.
no i had a dream, they're going to burn him.
[the newspaper article which we didn't see until after she left was about someones brother being at his bedside when he died.]
but we shouldn't laugh at old people's ailing minds
but she probably should be under some kind of supervision/observation