Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Library Lady: "May I help you?"
Me: "Hi, I'd like to request a book from another library, please."
LL: "Okay, what is your card number?"
Me: bla bla bla
LL: "What is the book?"
Me: "It's Timequake, by Kurt Vonnegut."
LL: "I'm sorry, what was the author's name?"
Me: "Vonnegut? Kurt Vonnegut?"
LL: "Hmmm. No, I don't have anything by Ronnegut."
Me: "No, Vonnegut. V-O-N-N-E-G-U-T. Kurt."
LL: "Okay. Hmmmmm. I have a TIMEquake, by... Kurt? Von-ne-gut?"
Me: "That's the one."
LL: "Should be here this afternoon!"

Did I just find a librarian who hasn't heard of one of the most popular writers of the last century? I'm gonna call back and request a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


mayberry said...


I haven't heard of him either....

Vonngut, not Fitzgerald.

Sharon said...

Yea, I'm another loser who has also never heard of him.

Good for you, though. ;)

From the Doghouse said...

Call back and ask about Danielle Steele. Bet you'll get a positive answer there!

Sandi said...

Oh my ... can't believe she's never heard of Vonnegut and she calls herself a librarian.

Stacey said...

Sharon and Mayberry - y'all ain't librarians!!

mayberry said...

Well, you said he is "one of the most popular writers of the last century".

Kinda felt dumb for not having heard of him.

But I kinda feel dumb anyway today so I don't blame you entirely.


Christy said...





Watercolor said...

Maybe a volunteer? lol? ???

Melinda Barton said...

Wait. Vonnegut? Fitzgerald? Who is these peoples?


Deanna said...

Online reservations... it is a beautiful thing!

Deanna said...

Since you like Kurt I thought you would appreciate this article...

dhcoop said...

Vonnegut was one of my late husband's favorite authors. Weird how things happen this time of year cause me to miss him even more.