I don't know what it is, but I have a hard time getting my library books returned on time. Add to it that I frequent two different libraries - my suburb library which is its own entity, and the county library which is part of the greater city library network. I think in total, I owe them enough that I qualify to own the library.
Oh, and I can't forget to mention the book we checked out in 2004. It went to Kansas with us. My son kept asking me to mail it back. Then, when we would visit, he would want to bring it so we could return it then. I, of course, was all "Hell no, we aren't returning that book. We OWN that book now!" When we moved back, I hesitated to get a new library card for fear security would tackle me to the ground and demand the $5.95 for the cost of that Goosebumps paperback book. But I am smart. My previous library card was in my maiden name as I did not legally change my name until after we had been married for over ten years. (I wanted to make sure this marriage thing was going to work out. Ha! Not really, I just didn't feel the need to change my name.) Anyway, my new card is with my married name and our current address, obviously different than my previous address. Whoo - no alarms, no handcuffs, no tackling to the ground. I totally went under the library radar. I am good!
Many of the times, I have finished reading the book, I just forget to return it. The really ridiculous part is that I could just go online and renew the book so I avoid the fines until I remember to return it/them. Today, for instance. I have three books that were due earlier this week. All of them have been read, two have been read twice (my son's books). Since I haven't made it to the library, I could just renew online. Have I done that? NNNNnoooooooOOOOOO. I can't believe they let me continue to check out books. Don't they realize with just a few more fines, they are going to have to hand over the keys to me as the new proud owner of our library system?
I'm off now, I have some online renewals to process.
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