Saturday, March 30, 2013

This is why I love working with librarians...

Working in a library definitely has its benefits, one of them being that from time to time a new book will come in that will have all of us crowding around like a bunch of twelve year old boys with a Penthouse.  Take, for example, the day that a coffee table book called "Homme" arrived, full of beautifully shot pictures of men in interesting positions and absolutely no clothes.

The conversations during morning break were hilarious.

Librarian 1:  God, he's gorgeous!   There's no way I'd push him out of bed. 
Librarian 2:  Hmm, maybe afterwards.  He's way too pretty to be someone you'd want to have a conversation with. 
Librarian 1:  I don't know ... even if he wasn't the brightest bulb in the chandelier I'd forgive a lot for that.  
*points* 
Librarian 3:  Come to Mamma!  Look at that thing, it's enormous! 
Librarian 1:  You have to be careful though, pictures like that give you unrealistic expectations.  No real guy has one that long. 
Librarian 2:  I know, it's probably digitally enhanced anyway. 
Librarian 3:  Who cares!   He's built, he's endowed, and he's wearing a fireman hat and waving a hose around.  Works for me!

I've said it before and I'll say it again ... it's a very good thing that people don't know what goes on out the back of a library.

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  1. I imagine that book will incur many overdue charges on library cards across your fine city!!!!

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    1. I've no doubt. In fact, I fully expect every single copy to be mysteriously lost or damaged before they're due back.

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    1. What can I say, all the stereotypes are completely true!

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    1. Ooh, you never say bookworm in a library! Creepy crawlies are a no-no in the stacks!

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  4. That's hilarious. Will have to see if I can find it in our library.

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    1. It's definitely worth a looksee if they have it, for the giggle if nothing else.

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  5. What's with women and firemen? These guys pull people out of burning buildings---big deal!

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    1. I'm not sure. Broad shoulders ... well muscled ... heroic ... rescuing kittens from trees ... nup, no idea.

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  6. Just Keepin It Real, Folks thinks like I do. That book is never going to be returned on time...maybe not at all. Very funny post.

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    1. Oh, I fully expect every copy to be lost by the borrower.

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  7. The school I work in is mostly woman...the staffroom conversation gets filthy

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    1. Yep, it's like that at the library too. Female dominated workplaces are all like that, I'd suspect.

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  8. It's the same in a salon. We seem polite until there's no customers around. Now I have to find that book!

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    1. LOL! Maybe you can put it out for the customers who are waiting for their appointments! I'm sure they'd appreciate the eye candy.

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  9. Well, now I'm curious as to the volume of Librarian Fetishists you've driven your way. A clever marketing tool to be sure. Speaking of "tools", one of those librarians is a size queen. Is she/he sure she/he could handle a monster dong? It might just be uncomfortable.

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    1. Oh no, if the plan was to corner the fetish market, I would have thrown as many Fifty Shades references in there as I could fit! Either that or rambled on endlessly about whips and chains and humblers and St Andrew's crosses.

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    2. Nah, Fifty Shades references brings out the people whose idea of BDSM is a blindfold and fuzzy handcuffs.

      If you wanted fetishists, you'd have to throw out The Prince (The Tiffany Reisz version...not the Machiavelli version) references. :)

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  10. Do you know if it's available as an ebook?

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  11. Love it! Thanks for sharing. Made me smile! Visiting by way of Meet and Greet - aka Espacularaiesa

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  12. So that's the reason why every time I went to bring back my library books I couldn't find any librarian to help me. And I wonder how many of those books are returned with the right number of pages as I'm sure you'll find page number 10, 33, 76, 43 and 89 plastered on some woman's wall at home. Naughty naughty women.

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    1. *surreptitiously covers up page 23 on the wall with an old Monet print*

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  13. LOL and then some. Now excuse me while I'm off to the library to tell the lovely lady in your picture about my unrealistic expectations... um I mean my online catalogue is completely lost... I mean, both my two laptops exploded...so I'll be needing her assistance. Well, whatever works for her. ;)

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    1. Good luck on finding someone there to help! They'll probably all be out the back drooling over the pict ... I mean, they'll be out the back cataloguing. Yes, that's it, cataloguing.

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    2. At least I know now what that catalogue looks like....

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  14. Ha! And I thought y'all just sat around back there updating your card files. This one sounds like it's too good to be true. So you'd put in "fiction", right? ;)

    S

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  15. Haha - I like the comment about fiction! God, you wouldn't get a book like that in a library in the US. There'd be public outrage, the American Taliban (Tea Party) would come 'round and burn a whole stack of books, just to make a point.

    So, can I order that book online?

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  16. Ahhhhhh, but to be a "Fly on the wall."

    Have a great weekend, Slu

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  17. It appears you don't display them, but I've left you an award on my blog.

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    1. I know I do. I think a friend is too busy.... cataloguing.... ;)

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  18. I totally need to get a job in a library!

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  19. Sounds like you work at a fun library! Thanks for dropping by my blog and following. I look forward to your A-Z posts, Roland

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  20. I don't think I could ever work in the library. I love books so much I would probably be caught reading instead of doing my job all the time until they fired me. Or worse, working with books everyday would kill my enjoyment of them and then I would die a broken shell of a person.

    Either way, I don't think I am cut out to be a librarian.

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  21. Haha that's cute... What did you guys do when 50 shades arrived? ;)

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  22. Reading your post definitely makes me want to change jobs! :)

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  23. Definitely not calming the librarian fetish for many male readers with this post! I'm surprised such a racy book makes it to library shelves

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  24. Oh my goodness I'll never feel the same when borrowing a book. Hmmm now I'm suspicious how everyone knows Mr Sweet's likes and dislikes when I go and pick up books and cd's for him.

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