08 April 2010


Dear beloved patrons:

Please do your librarians a favor and PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE check your DVD cases for bugs before you return them to us.

By bugs, I mean such things as roaches (dead or alive) and maggots.

Triple gloved freaked out librarians that don't want to touch your nasty bug covered shit.


  1. That is freaking awesome! Gross but awesome!

  2. I know I will be anonymous again, but just wanted to say how very much I like the image of triple-gloved you! Cngratulations on the promotion to bug patrol!!

  3. Okay, we've had roaches, but MAGGOTS?! I think I just threw up in my mouth a little when reading that.

  4. Yeah, vomit falls. I immediately began disinfecting the circulation desk and the DVD sat in a bag because the clerk wanted to quarantine it. I couldn't look any further. I put three pairs of gloves on while I tried to open it and then started to feel the vomit come on. Usually, the guard at my branch takes care of these things, but even a 6'5" man's man couldn't handle maggots.

  5. My worse discovery was lock after lock after lock of human hair in an interlibrary loan book.

  6. At the electronics retail store that I used to work for, we once had a patron turn in a computer that was COVERED in cockroaches and their droppings. It was the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. The memory of it still gives me shivers, three years later.