Where I work, we do have Internet stations for public use. This is a good service to provide - in theory. Most days it's just a pain in the ass. Take Saturday for instance. Our library patrons log onto the computer using their library card number and password. They get one hour a day. Well Saturday we caught a guy who had been on the computer all day long. I immediately kicked him off the terminal, and put a stop on his library card. Unfortunately I could only track down one account number, and to get multiple hours, this guy must have a slew of accounts he's using.
He came in again yesterday and since I put a stop on the one account number I tracked down on Saturday, he had to see me before logging on. I gave him the standard lecture and watched him like a hawk. This guy now knows we're watching, so he took his one hour and left.
Turns out he then hit the library down the street - and the manager there (bless his heart) discovered 3 different library card numbers. He left one valid, removed one from the system completely, and marked the other one as "lost."
I love people like this. I mean, hello?! It's a free service! Also, it's always the creepy library patrons who do this. This guy spends his time checking out dating sites, looking at pictures of pretty girls who are no more than 21.
Ah, the public library! A gateway to education, knowledge and creepy guys.
In other news, I'm reading Drive Me Crazy by Nancy Warren, and while I've read mixed reviews for it, I'm enjoying it so far. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the librarian heroine was wearing a short leather skirt in Chapter 4 either.
Here's a bit of dialouge that had me laughing out loud during my lunch break:
"Have dinner with me tonight," he said, his voice barely his own.
She stifled a smirk of satisfaction. She'd made her point. She loved sex. But did he think she was going to fall into his bed because he had some basic animal appeal? She hoped she had more sense. "No, thank you."
"Are you busy tonight?"
"No. Just not interested."
"You should reconsider. You'll feel a lot less slutty if you go out with me before we have sex."
Well I found it funny anyway.