Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"When Librarians Attack" (humor)

Fish and game wardens say librarians are unlikely to attack unless provoked, although they may view late returns of books as a threat. "If your book is overdue you should approach librarians with caution, holding the volume out at arm's length with your hands palm down to show that you are not an aggressor," says Billy Ray Lyman of the Missouri Department of Wildlife. "And don't show fear--librarians can sense when you don't have the two cents a day fine, and they will go for the jugular."

From The Spoof website, a story about how the DVD for the video "When Librarians Attack" is doing well in sales. While the setting is in school libraries, I am sure we could soon see titles such as "When Librarians Attack 2: The Campus Edition" and "When Librarians Attack 3: Public Librarians Go Wild."

A hat tip to Library Garden, where Janie Hermann claims she knows librarians are underpaid and overworked, but she does not know many frustrated ones. I say she is not looking hard enough. Don't get me wrong; I love my profession, but it certainly provides its moments of frustration. Anyhow, go have fun reading the spoof.

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