Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Ooh, I've been made privy to a righteous smack down of a very, very, very x1000 annoying student. The student already has 2 personal notes from me on her record saying not to bend any rules for her, but that pales in comparison to what another part of the library has done.

What did they do? They slapped her with a $1000 fine. That figure does have the correct number of zeroes. And get this, they're actually being lenient.

What did the student do? She lost a very nice, very new, and very expensive digital video recorder. How she'd lose it? She left it in a university common area, tucked behind a sofa for the night. Why she'd do that? Because she didn't want to lug it around. What happened? Someone took home a very nice, very new, very expensive digital video recorder. The student filed a police report and posted reward fliers for the return of the DVR, but it has not been returned.

Fast forward a year, the library has fined the student $1000, and she's whining that the fine isn't fair. She's been penalized enough for not being able to check out any media equipment for a year. Can't we forgive the fine? Too which the boss on high says, "Hell, no. You're lucky we didn't charge you the full amount which is closer to $3500. You're going to pay the fine, or you won't graduate." To which, I cry, "Booyeah!"



Anonymous arkham said...

Wow. I sure hope there won't be any leniency. What an idiot.

At my undergrad school, I was charged $50 for a book that the library staff had failed to check in. No notice, nothing. Just charged $50. When I went and pulled the book off their shelf, they cut the fine to $5 - the business office's fee. Which annoyed the heck out of me, seeing as the library staff should have been responsible for the fee.

I imagine that that school would have charged the student the full $3500. She absolutely deserves it for her stupidity, IMO.

7:50 AM, June 25, 2008  
Anonymous Dances With Books said...

I am thinking they should have charged the $3500 too. Talk about serious lack of responsibility followed by whiny prima donna attitude. I like you boss. :)

8:49 AM, June 25, 2008  
Blogger The.Effing.Librarian said...

so, how are you enjoying that expensive digital video recorder that you found?

1:07 PM, June 25, 2008  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

Ha! No DVR for me.

2:50 PM, June 25, 2008  
Anonymous David-Henri Dumas said...

Apologize for my english.
Users need to understand that the library membership is a privilege and not a right.

12:50 PM, June 26, 2008  
Blogger Jana said...

Stupidity at it's finest!

10:02 PM, June 26, 2008  
Blogger Spike said...

Darwin Award standard stupidity.

10:25 PM, July 17, 2008  

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