Thursday, April 07, 2005

Lost and Found

Lost and found is a fun aspect of my job. It's incredible what these students leave behind. Memory sticks, laptops, watches, cameras, wallets, keys, cell phones, graphing calculators all get left behind and about a third of it is never claimed.

To amuse ourselves on the overnight, we'll often raid the lost and found and divvy up all the old stuff. Our policy is that anything over one month old can be disposed of. I got a brand new towel this way. The receipt was still with it and everything. The student's name was on the receipt. I'd emailed her and told her we had her towel, but after five weeks, she still hadn't come to claim it, and I tell the students in the emails that their belongings will go away after 30 days. I've gotten two watches, a pretty pillow, an unused leather day planner, and a ring this way.

Lost and found is how I got my current memory stick. I'd emailed the owner, told her where to pick it up, and gave her TWO months to claim it, but the owner never showed, and she never emailed me back. Well guess what, I now own a memory stick. I really like it :-)

Crazy stuff gets left here, too. Currently we have a pink hula hoop, 2 3lb. dumb bells, and a plastic sword.

Makes me wonder what exactly those kids are doing in the stacks...

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Spike said...

LOL re what they're doing with the hoop, the dumbells and the sword. You need security cameras with the controls under the lending desk. We want video!

7:51 PM, April 07, 2005  
Anonymous Spike said...

LOL re what they're doing with the hoop, the dumbells and the sword. You need security cameras with the controls under the lending desk. We want video!

7:51 PM, April 07, 2005  
Anonymous Spike said...

Bugger.

7:51 PM, April 07, 2005  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

Cameras would be interesting, but sometimes ignorance is bliss.

12:48 AM, April 11, 2005  
Anonymous Spike said...

LOL re ignorance.

5:58 PM, April 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lost & Found at my library has included some odd things: shoes (how do you forget your shoes?), arm casts, dental braces, contact lenses (with solution) and a collapsable light saber.

Kevin

4:42 PM, June 28, 2007  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

OK, I've had all sorts of shoes in lost and found, and the reason they can forget them is b/c they walk around here barefoot all the time and then forget that they came in with shoes on.

But casts and braces, that's just disturbing.

6:17 PM, June 28, 2007  

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