Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cute, but little purpose

I'm at Riverview today and a school group comes in for storytime. Being that I'm working circ, I prepare for the bum rush of check outs that will follow. And to little surprise, a gaggle of 7 year olds comes to the desk to check out Junie B. Jones or whatever. One comes up to me and hands me his library card.

Me: (Scanning the card) "Alright, and let me see the books you want to check out."

Him: (Blank stare)

Me: "You're going to have to give me the books so I can check them out."

Him: (Nothing)

Me: "Do you have any books to check out?"

Him: "No"

Me: Then you didn't have to give me your library card.

Him: "Oh" (Pauses for a beat) "Thank you"

Me: "You're welcome"

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