Wednesday, June 16, 2010

All this for a library card?

I decided to go and get myself a library card. Yeah me! Yeah right. I had never thought of getting one because since we have a library on campus, I just usually use my ID and get books and such. Well I took the kids to the public library and while there, I saw a few music CD's that I wanted to listen to. I could have just asked the kids to check it for me, but I thought I'd just fill out a form and get a library card myself.  Welllllllll, I go up to the counter and tell the librarian that I would like to get a library card. She asked me to show her my driver license and I did. She then asked for something that I didn't expect. She asked if I had a piece of mail on me. I said, "Excuse me, ma'am but did you just ask for a piece of mail?" She said yes. I said, "Excuse me, ma'am, but do you really think people walk around with mail on them?" Even though she laughed, she did say that I needed something showing my address. I was like, um, didn't you just see my license.

I asked our son to go to the car just to see if there was something in the car that had our address on it. He left and the lady and I just stood there without any communication. Finally, I see our son come through the door with a piece of paper and I was in shock that he found something. Sure enough, it was my vehicle registration. I never would have thought I'd have mail in the car, but I did. The librarian finally made me a card and then I was able to check out my CD's. You would think I was being checked for the Secret Service, but despite all of that, I am now official.

Lovingly yours,


  1. I know, it's a shame, but people really do abuse books and other library materials in the WORSE way!