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.
4 weeks ago