In Which I Become That Crazy Librarian

Posted: 22 April 2009 in bitter old woman, Charlottesville, observations, other folks, work

Note to the college students of today: the correct terminology is check-out, not rent.

As in “Hello Ma’am.  Would you be so kind as to check-out this book for me?”

Not (moan, emo-lurch, sigh, lack of eye contact) “Uh…Can I rent this book?”

No, seriously.  Rent is reserved for things which you borrow for a fee.  This book?  It’s free for a short time once you type in your number.

You are not renting anything.  Please.  For my sanity’s sake.  Stop trying to rent these things.


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