SETTING: My "Liberry." A patron approaches the circ-desk from the direction of our upstairs nonfiction room. He wordlessly drops a heavy paperback book about French history onto the circulation desk and slides it toward me. He then slides a well-folded overdue notice after it. He raises an eyebrow.
ME— You found it on the shelf, didn’t you?
MAN— Right up on the shelf. I knew I brought it back.
ME— Guess I’d better check it in for you, then.
MAN— I guess you should.
ME— Sorry about that.
MAN— No problem.
(I hate it when the patrons are right.)