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Jocelyn

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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3120 on: November 22, 2013, 07:26:36 PM »
Snip . . .
Librarian brings half a dozen books on the war to the patron.
Patron storms back.
Pat: This book is about how the war got started!  I told you I want everything on the war!  Everything!
Librarian gets more books.
Pat: (now really mad) I want to read about the %$#^in' field hospitals and you didn't bring me nothing about them!
Lib: I did ask you if there was an area you were interested in and you told me everything.  You'll need to check the indexes for...
Pat: You guys never help me at all!  You're supposed to be helping me get what I want!  I HATE this library!  (storms out)

Librarian is left wishing that a small blue police call box would materialize and take her away.  Anywhere.

Actually if the small blue police call box did appear, you could have it take the patron to the Civil War and leave them there .  Problem solved!

Fixed that for ya  ;)
I recommend Antietam.

BB-VA

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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3121 on: November 22, 2013, 09:03:07 PM »
Snip . . .
Librarian brings half a dozen books on the war to the patron.
Patron storms back.
Pat: This book is about how the war got started!  I told you I want everything on the war!  Everything!
Librarian gets more books.
Pat: (now really mad) I want to read about the %$#^in' field hospitals and you didn't bring me nothing about them!
Lib: I did ask you if there was an area you were interested in and you told me everything.  You'll need to check the indexes for...
Pat: You guys never help me at all!  You're supposed to be helping me get what I want!  I HATE this library!  (storms out)

Librarian is left wishing that a small blue police call box would materialize and take her away.  Anywhere.

Actually if the small blue police call box did appear, you could have it take the patron to the Civil War and leave them there .  Problem solved!

Fixed that for ya  ;)
I recommend Antietam.

Dropped in Antietam Creek, or in the town of Sharpsburg?  (not far from here, btw.)
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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3122 on: November 22, 2013, 10:03:58 PM »
Snip . . .
Librarian brings half a dozen books on the war to the patron.
Patron storms back.
Pat: This book is about how the war got started!  I told you I want everything on the war!  Everything!
Librarian gets more books.
Pat: (now really mad) I want to read about the %$#^in' field hospitals and you didn't bring me nothing about them!
Lib: I did ask you if there was an area you were interested in and you told me everything.  You'll need to check the indexes for...
Pat: You guys never help me at all!  You're supposed to be helping me get what I want!  I HATE this library!  (storms out)

Librarian is left wishing that a small blue police call box would materialize and take her away.  Anywhere.

Actually if the small blue police call box did appear, you could have it take the patron to the Civil War and leave them there .  Problem solved!

Fixed that for ya  ;)
I recommend Antietam.

Dropped in Antietam Creek, or in the town of Sharpsburg?  (not far from here, btw.)

No thank you, they're not welcome in my state.  Send them up to Gettysburg ;)

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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3123 on: November 22, 2013, 11:25:20 PM »
Snip . . .
Librarian brings half a dozen books on the war to the patron.
Patron storms back.
Pat: This book is about how the war got started!  I told you I want everything on the war!  Everything!
Librarian gets more books.
Pat: (now really mad) I want to read about the %$#^in' field hospitals and you didn't bring me nothing about them!
Lib: I did ask you if there was an area you were interested in and you told me everything.  You'll need to check the indexes for...
Pat: You guys never help me at all!  You're supposed to be helping me get what I want!  I HATE this library!  (storms out)

Librarian is left wishing that a small blue police call box would materialize and take her away.  Anywhere.

Actually if the small blue police call box did appear, you could have it take the patron to the Civil War and leave them there .  Problem solved!

Fixed that for ya  ;)
I recommend Antietam.

Dropped in Antietam Creek, or in the town of Sharpsburg?  (not far from here, btw.)

No thank you, they're not welcome in my state.  Send them up to Gettysburg ;)

Do we even have to drop them in the American Civil War?  There are other countries with perfectly good Civil Wars to drop them in!

Our impossible patron request for today:

"I don't want to give you any information about my device so you can troubleshoot!  Just fix it now!"

Jocelyn

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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3124 on: November 24, 2013, 02:26:21 AM »
Snip . . .
Librarian brings half a dozen books on the war to the patron.
Patron storms back.
Pat: This book is about how the war got started!  I told you I want everything on the war!  Everything!
Librarian gets more books.
Pat: (now really mad) I want to read about the %$#^in' field hospitals and you didn't bring me nothing about them!
Lib: I did ask you if there was an area you were interested in and you told me everything.  You'll need to check the indexes for...
Pat: You guys never help me at all!  You're supposed to be helping me get what I want!  I HATE this library!  (storms out)

Librarian is left wishing that a small blue police call box would materialize and take her away.  Anywhere.

Actually if the small blue police call box did appear, you could have it take the patron to the Civil War and leave them there .  Problem solved!

Fixed that for ya  ;)
I recommend Antietam.

Dropped in Antietam Creek, or in the town of Sharpsburg?  (not far from here, btw.)
Why, in a field hospital, of course. Wherever they were located.

I went to see 'Glory' with a friend who was not a Civil War scholar. When the title 'Antietam' came up on the screen, I knew what I was going to see. She didn't. I thought she was going to crawl under her seat. One of the times in my life I wish I had given a spoiler.

Jocelyn

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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3125 on: November 24, 2013, 02:28:01 AM »
Snip . . .
Librarian brings half a dozen books on the war to the patron.
Patron storms back.
Pat: This book is about how the war got started!  I told you I want everything on the war!  Everything!
Librarian gets more books.
Pat: (now really mad) I want to read about the %$#^in' field hospitals and you didn't bring me nothing about them!
Lib: I did ask you if there was an area you were interested in and you told me everything.  You'll need to check the indexes for...
Pat: You guys never help me at all!  You're supposed to be helping me get what I want!  I HATE this library!  (storms out)

Librarian is left wishing that a small blue police call box would materialize and take her away.  Anywhere.

Actually if the small blue police call box did appear, you could have it take the patron to the Civil War and leave them there .  Problem solved!

Fixed that for ya  ;)
I recommend Antietam.

Dropped in Antietam Creek, or in the town of Sharpsburg?  (not far from here, btw.)

No thank you, they're not welcome in my state.  Send them up to Gettysburg ;)
I figured they could tour the field hospitals of Antietam, and THEN go check out Gettysburg. ::)

HenrysMom

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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3126 on: November 24, 2013, 11:05:02 AM »
Snip . . .
Librarian brings half a dozen books on the war to the patron.
Patron storms back.
Pat: This book is about how the war got started!  I told you I want everything on the war!  Everything!
Librarian gets more books.
Pat: (now really mad) I want to read about the %$#^in' field hospitals and you didn't bring me nothing about them!
Lib: I did ask you if there was an area you were interested in and you told me everything.  You'll need to check the indexes for...
Pat: You guys never help me at all!  You're supposed to be helping me get what I want!  I HATE this library!  (storms out)

Librarian is left wishing that a small blue police call box would materialize and take her away.  Anywhere.

Actually if the small blue police call box did appear, you could have it take the patron to the Civil War and leave them there .  Problem solved!

Fixed that for ya  ;)
I recommend Antietam.

Dropped in Antietam Creek, or in the town of Sharpsburg?  (not far from here, btw.)

No thank you, they're not welcome in my state.  Send them up to Gettysburg ;)
I figured they could tour the field hospitals of Antietam, and THEN go check out Gettysburg. ::)

Extra points for landing said patron right smack dab at Devil's Den at 5:30 p.m. on July 2, 1863. (Thank you, Ken Burns.)

Yarnspinner

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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3127 on: December 14, 2013, 02:57:46 PM »
Dear, Dear, Dear Library Patrons:

Once again, I am left slack jawed by your awesome inability to understand that a film that is currently "in production" is NOT available immediately for your consumption.  Therefore, as much as you may WANT to see "Saving Dory", it isn't even off the computer generator yet and won't be in theaters (at this point) until 2016.  The DVD will likely be available in 2017.  Please, for the love of G_d and my own sanity, STOP ASKING ME FOR IT.

Also, to the lady who keeps asking, demanding and crying for The Long Kiss Goodnight.  It was purchased weeks ago and put on hold for you.  Why didn't you pick it up?

Finally, same lady:  help me out here, sweetheart.  There are three copies of World War Z on the shelf as I type.  You want me to buy another copy because it was checked out when you looked?  Pumpkin, come and talk to me about learning to put holds on movies you want to see.  It's an awesome way of getting what you want!


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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3128 on: December 15, 2013, 03:15:43 AM »
Finally, same lady:  help me out here, sweetheart.  There are three copies of World War Z on the shelf as I type.  You want me to buy another copy because it was checked out when you looked?  Pumpkin, come and talk to me about learning to put holds on movies you want to see.  It's an awesome way of getting what you want!

These people drive me nuts.

"Do you have <Brand New Popular Movie> in?"

"No, all the copies in the system are checked out. Would you like me to put it on hold for you?"

"No, no, I'll just check again this weekend."

Make it three or four months from now and maybe there'll be a copy on the shelf. But heck, at least we'll eventually have a copy on the shelf. Another type of nitwit really takes the cake.

"Do you have <Older obscure movie> in?"

"We don't own that one, actually, but it's available at another branch. Would you like me to put it on hold for you?"

"No, no, I'll just check again this weekend."

That's not gonna help, dude.

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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3129 on: December 15, 2013, 03:25:19 AM »
Our library system has a nifty on-line reservation system.  I haven't browsed the shelves for a couple years.  I can have any book, movie, or CD in the state system delivered to my local library.
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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3130 on: December 15, 2013, 05:51:57 AM »
Our library system has a nifty on-line reservation system.  I haven't browsed the shelves for a couple years.  I can have any book, movie, or CD in the state system delivered to my local library.

Same here. The only books I get from the shelves are in the children's section when I go there with my kids.
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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3131 on: December 15, 2013, 07:37:56 AM »
Our library system has a nifty on-line reservation system.  I haven't browsed the shelves for a couple years.  I can have any book, movie, or CD in the state system delivered to my local library.

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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3132 on: December 15, 2013, 08:49:21 AM »
Our library system has a nifty on-line reservation system.  I haven't browsed the shelves for a couple years.  I can have any book, movie, or CD in the state system delivered to my local library.

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Yeah, isn't that nice?  And you don't have to fill out any paperwork, just a few clicks and you're done!  Of course, you do have to actually leave the house and go to pick them up. 
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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3133 on: December 15, 2013, 09:16:57 AM »
^
Unless your state library system has an online library that a patron can borrow the digital copy of the desired book and read it on android or iPad. Kentucky and New Jersey have the Overdrive digital library. Very convenient! My reading for pleasure time has gone up dramatically since I discovered how to play work with it.   ;D

This online library also have audio books for loan.

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Re: Not Going To Happen 'Cause I'm Not Harry Potter (Impossible Patron Requests)
« Reply #3134 on: December 15, 2013, 10:31:52 AM »
Yes Maryland also has an Overdrive digital Library as well.  I love it, love it, love it!

Public Libraries are the best