Stupid Library Questions

Posted: June 10, 2010 in graffiti living
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When you ask a librarian a stupid question, they secretly long to punch you. Here are some of the genuine #stupidlibraryquestions that I’ve actually been asked in the line of duty. I tend to write them down whenever I get asked them, or as soon as I remember a bunch of them. I tried to get it going as a trending topic on twitter, but it seems that I’m the only person on twitter who is driven nuts by this sort of thing 😛

2009-12-15 22:21:47
gaikokujin: “Are you trying to be funny?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 19:48:09
gaikokujin: “Why you griefing me?!”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 19:10:23
gaikokujin: “The book is out, so I’ve got to wait until another person has finished with it? Why isn’t it one book per student?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 18:37:39
gaikokujin: “What, am I supposed to believe that my book is being ‘read by other people’?” #stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 16:21:19
gaikokujin: “I’ve been told to read this book for my course. Is it any good?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 16:18:18
gaikokujin: “I found someone’s card on the floor. Will you show me how to use it so that I can take stuff out?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 16:15:20
gaikokujin: “I’m looking for another copy of this book – what’s it look like?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 16:13:29
gaikokujin: “Is this the place you can take books from?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 16:12:28
gaikokujin: *whilst I’m serving people at the counter* “Do you work here?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 16:11:21
gaikokujin: *whilst standing in General Biology* “My maths textbook isn’t here. Why can’t I find it?” #stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 16:09:21
gaikokujin: “I know you’re closed. But why can’t you just leave me here overnight?” #stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 16:08:07
gaikokujin: “Why do you close?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 15:59:48
gaikokujin: “Am I allowed to leave the library?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 15:55:52
gaikokujin: “Can I ask you a question?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 15:41:02
gaikokujin: “I’m looking for a book – it has a red cover. Where is it?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 15:39:56
gaikokujin: “I’m looking for a book – I can’t remember the title, who it’s by, or what subject it is – can you help me find it?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2009-12-15 15:35:28
gaikokujin: Me: “The subjects are in alphabetical order.” Student: “What’s that?” #stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:48:33
gaikokujin: A real question asked by an angry customer to members of staff:
“Can you please stop being so FUCKING NOISY please?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:46:38
gaikokujin: “How long does snow take to melt?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:46:06
gaikokujin: “Is it snowing?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:44:40
gaikokujin: “I don’t like the music the person sat next to me over there is listening to. Will you please go and shout at them?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:43:00
gaikokujin: “I’m writing an essay. How much plagiarism do you think I can get away with?” #stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:42:12
gaikokujin: “What are you? A fucking librarian?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:41:53
gaikokujin: “Who died and said that you could work here?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:41:23
gaikokujin: “The photocopier has run out of paper. What do I do?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:40:45
gaikokujin: “I dropped this book in the bath. Do I need to replace it?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:40:07
gaikokujin: “My wife has just died. Who do I need to call?”
#stupidlibraryquestions

2010-01-17 19:39:22
gaikokujin: “How long is the library?”
#stupidlibraryquestions
(Not to be confused with “How long is the library open?” which is actually quite sensible).

“Is it ok for me to leave my kids here?”
#stupidlibraryquestions
12:02 PM May 20th via Twitterrific
  
“I’ve just deleted my essay. I didn’t save it. How do I get it back?”
#stupidlibraryquestions
12:02 PM May 20th via Twitterrific
  
“My laptop is broken. Will you fix it for me?”
#stupidlibraryquestions
12:01 PM May 20th via Twitterrific
  
“Are we on the ground floor?”
#stupidlibraryquestions
11:55 AM May 20th via Twitterrific
  
“Can you help me?”
#stupidlibraryquestions
11:45 AM May 20th via Twitterrific

“You know, like, how you have books and shit, yeah?”
#stupidlibraryquestions
2:07 PM May 12th via Twitterrific

“How does things work?”
#stupidlibraryquestions
3:11 PM May 7th via Twitterrific

“What is the warmest part of the library?”
#stupidlibraryquestions
10:51 AM May 3rd via Twitterrific

My absolute favourite has to be, “If I can’t find a book, and it isn’t on any of the shelves, what does it MEAN?”

And last but not least, there’s the question I ask myself every day:

AM I IN THE WRONG JOB?!
#stupidlibraryquestions

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Comments
  1. Stacey says:

    OMG this is hysterical! Is this a college library? My favorite would have to be the plagarism question? So how much can you get away with?? 😉

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