Friday, February 12, 2010

Life in the Library

It has been ONE of those weeks. You know what kind.....

Working in a library, I deal every day with returned books, as well as many donations. We've had dozens of donations this week. I think people are starting their spring cleaning a little early.

Part of the fun with returned books and donations is finding the stuff people leave behind in their books. This week has been a banner week for surprises. In the last week, we've received:

1. One boarding pass for a trip to Tokyo.
2. Two boarding passes, both legs of a trip to Dallas and back to Cedar Rapids.
3. An Alamo Car Rental receipt.
4. Various and assorted bookmarks.
5. A disembarkation form, in French.
and......
6. A used band-aid.
Yes, you read that correctly. It was stuck to the book, believe it or not.

GROSS.

Other than the band-aid, the fun of working in a library is that you never know what you're gonna get.

Just like Forrest said......

1 comment:

Annie said...

This was a kick to read, Elaine. I stuff anything and everything into my books to use as bookmark. Then, if I sell the book on Amazon, I need to make sure they are cleaned out.