An employee of a small town "liberry" chronicles his quest to remain sane while dealing with patrons who could star in a short-lived David Lynch television series.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Actual Conversations Heard in Actual Libraries #135

(SETTING: My "liberry," some months back, as Mr. Little Stupid approaches the circ-desk, pen and paper in hand.)

MR. LITTLE STUPID— U.S. is us?

ME— I'm sorry?

MR. LITTLE STUPID— How do you spell "U.S."? "U.S." is "us"?

ME— Um.... Yes. "U.S." is "us."

MR. LITTLE STUPID— (Writes this down) Thanks.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

A good example of how, sometimes, you shouldn't feel obliged to reach for the dictionary and go into You'll Learn More it You Look it Up Yourself mode.

Sarah W said...

Could be asking about the United States--you never know at the library.

Jon Gorman said...

And now in some post somewhere on the Internet is "I'm proud to be living in the us"