Friday, December 21, 2007

Partial ritual, but early.

I went to the library early this week, last night as a matter of fact, for one reason: I went online to order some books that I'd found on (order them from the library I mean. Duh...why would I spend money on them if I haven't read them first?!?). So I sign into my library account, and BAM!! I get hit in the face with 11 books (10 books and 1 dvd) overdue. Wha?? I know I turned all my books in. Oh wait.

Am I married? Is that my husband that's always wandering around the house? Whose socks I unfold when I wash them?

Yup, that's him. Big Boss Man.


So I head to the library, stopping at Walgreens first to get some soda and get cash back to pay off this enormous fine (or at least pay it down to where I can actually check out books again), then head to the library.

First I can't find the one book BBM requested I check out for him. I had to ask for help in the library for the first time since 3rd grade. But lo and behold, they have it! Then, off to the computer to refind the books I was trying to request earlier in the evening. I have a list of 13 books. I'm sure they won't have all of them at this location, so I'll get what they have and request a location change for the remainder.

They have one. Count it: ONE book (mwua ah ah).

{sigh again}

It's not like they have the books at different locations and I have to have my patience tested (of which I have little when it comes to things like this)...they don't have any of them even in the library system. The very lovely woman at the counter tells me I can request that the library acquire them though, online when I get home.

Then I go to pay my fine. $41.15. Who owes $41 to the library??? Well I did. And I don't anymore. I brought it down to a reasonable $10 and some change, which made the librarian very happy, and made my cheeks turn less reddened than they were when she told me the total.

So I get the book. It's hysterical so far. It's called Mommy Tracked by Whitney Gaskell. Great read. Go. Check it out. I'll be here when you get back.


Anonymous said...

Haha!! Your life sounds like mine , but its the kids with the fine, on my card,we only use one at a time,much easier that way... Anyway, our fine has been up to 60 bucks before...I can safely say, its only 6 bucks tonite, after I paid 15.... LOL

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the library! I'll get cd's and movies and audiobooks and regular books and oh... what was I talking about???

Try this: make Pat get his own damn library card and then he can pay his own fines!!!! ;)

Catty Ax Lady said...

Sad thing is E, he has his own library card. They won't let him check out because, get this, his fine is too large. I'm enabling him, I realize, but that's enabler.

Bestill said...

I have so been there. I think I should sign over my children to compensate me for library fines. LOL