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The Library Strikes Back

Hits: 9225 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: techgeek07
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Male, 18-29, Southern US
 21 Posts
Sunday, October 12, 2008 10:14:35 AM
the only good books is porno books

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 246 Posts
Monday, September 29, 2008 6:29:35 PM
Holy poo! I love two hours from there.

On a more on-topic note, wow -- I didn't know they could do that.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2566 Posts
Monday, September 29, 2008 8:39:24 AM
sounds like she was just being stupid.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 77 Posts
Sunday, September 28, 2008 9:54:06 PM
when im on the waiting list for the new harry potter book. you should be arrested for making me wait longer.

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 84 Posts
Sunday, September 28, 2008 8:33:32 PM
she has terrible hair and she's stupid for not returning 2 stupid books. if they're JUST $28 then just return them. stupid girl.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 42 Posts
Sunday, September 28, 2008 4:53:07 PM
Goddamn whiny ass amazon; give her the chair and make her read War and Peace. You'll never catch me in no libary; no siree; damn communist; that's what that thar books are for.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 868 Posts
Sunday, September 28, 2008 11:53:14 AM
She cute, but I wouldn't do her. Overdue books are just a deal-breaker...

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 276 Posts
Sunday, September 28, 2008 11:02:27 AM
I second Overmann, working in a library myself.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1314 Posts
Sunday, September 28, 2008 7:54:41 AM
I stand firmly behind Overmann. Great post.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3156 Posts
Sunday, September 28, 2008 7:47:30 AM
My father is a library director and I have to say that I am in full agreement with the library in this case. The library goes through the trouble of providing information for free as well as free use of its computers and internet. It doesn't have to cost anything but inevitably, people want to have their cake and eat it, too. My dad's library has roughly $30,000 in outstanding fines, a significant fraction of their budget. That's about a dollar for every patron they serve. Bottom line is you are entering an unspoken commitment to return whatever you check out within a reasonable amount of time, and agree to pay any dues (which are wholly optional) that you incur for keeping it past the unspoken contract time. We're not *giving* it to you, we're *loaning* it to you, so be responsible and turn the items in on time. If you can't do that, we reserve the right to call upon the district attorney.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1183 Posts
Sunday, September 28, 2008 7:11:06 AM
man, if my library had this rule when i was an irresponsible youngster, my rapsheet would be as long as...well, it would be pretty long
anyway, i don't feel any sympathy for her
is it really that hard to take ten minutes out of your day to return two books?
@zerocyde, actually, i don't believe any of the commenters have said anything like that

Female, 18-29, Europe
 390 Posts
Sunday, September 28, 2008 1:26:19 AM
Not returning library books is stealing. Besides, she had plenty of warning. Her anger is unjustified.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 9216 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 10:15:49 PM
Okay so this is the system we have in place. She was (apparently) given plenty of notice, repeatedly, and when she didn't respond, it was given to someone who could do something about it, and so they did. She wasn't responsible, and this is the consequence.

Kinda duh-duh when you think about it, how people would be amazed or shocked by this shows that they aren't really paying attention.

Female, 18-29, Australia
 1433 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 9:27:49 PM
why do you have to add 'cute' in there? it makes it sound like porno

Male, 30-39, Western US
 4869 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 8:47:03 PM
The news report is false. She wasn't arrested for not returning library books. She was arrested for not appearing in court, violating a court order. If you look at one of the FOUR official notices she received (shown on the news report) it states that she has been fined $171 dollars. When you get a fine, you either pay it by mail, or you appear in court to contest the charges. She did neither. The charge is contempt of court. It's just like paying a traffic ticket. If you don't pay it, there is a warrant out for your arrest. This news report is such crap

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 8:16:46 PM
Ah the news.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 761 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 7:26:05 PM
soaperguy just stole my thunder.


Male, 30-39, Western US
 222 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 7:20:08 PM
um...yeah...I'm amazed at the number of people who seem to think the library had her arrested. That's pretty dumb.

A judge had her arrested after she blew off a court appearance. It had less to do with library books and more to do with failure to appear. Last I checked, judges take that sort of thing pretty seriously.

Anyway...she ignored several notices and a court order. Basically, she stole the books and she got exactly what she deserved.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 101 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 7:18:22 PM
She wasn't arrested for not returning the books, she was arrested for not showing up to her court date.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 14 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 6:53:22 PM
What's The Big Deal Return The Books & Check Them Right Back Out Again That's What I Use 2 Do & They Have No Power 2 Stop Any1 From Checking Out The Same Book Again Right After It Was Returned I Know I Tricky Ha Ha lol

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16061 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 6:32:18 PM
Unless you're reading aloud your comment as you type it, no, no you didn't, Jezuz.

Female, 13-17, Southern US
 317 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 6:24:27 PM
damn...i didn't think they had the power to do that...

Male, 13-17, Western US
 476 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 6:23:12 PM
she's stupid for not paying attention. Anyways I only looked at this cause it said it had a cute girl. (Wait did I just say that outloud?)

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 414 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 6:09:35 PM
i better pay the library that $17 i owe them...

Female, 18-29, Canada
 16276 Posts
Saturday, September 27, 2008 5:59:41 PM
This is why kids don't read. Way to go!

Kieth: You are just such an adult...

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