The college of William and Mary, in Williamsburg Va., were happy to have their copy of QBVII returned to them today. It is finally back in the stacks after a 35 year old check out. The book was borrowed by Pat Harkin back in 1975 and finally returned to the College Library.
If fines were accrued for this overdue book they would have reached $1400.00 at a ten cent per day late fee penalty. I guess Pat is lucky that wasn’t compounded daily. The library was going to charge him $35.00 a flat fee for the late book, but he also donated extra money to the libraries fund for his guilt.
Learn Something: Everyone has lost a library in their time, but just check out some of these wacky questions asked of the librarian. These should help you chuckle on a Monday!
"Do you have books here?"
"Where is the reference desk?" This was asked of a person sitting at a desk who had, hanging above her head, a sign saying "REFERENCE DESK"!
"Can you tell me why so many famous Civil War battles were fought on National Park sites?"
"Is the basement upstairs?" (Asked at First Floor Reference Desk)
"I am looking for a list of laws that I can break that would send me back to jail for a couple of months."