Sunday, January 10, 2010

Horror No. 36: Pee-pee

It's not uncommon to find urine soaked pages in library books. Since we all read in the bathroom and we understand that accidents happen. And for some authors, "onpurposes" happen.

Our library has damage report slips where we can enter the type and cause of the damage. Under "Bodily Excretions" (too numerous to mention here, but we learn about them later), the form has check boxes for: Accident; Accidentally On Purpose; On Purpose; Fox News said to do it.

In Clute, TX, thugs have been peeing on the library books:
"When something like that happens to a book, you have to withdraw it," said Lisa Loranc with the Brazoria County Libraries. "There's no other option."

No one has been able to say for sure who is responsible and if any of the
incidents are connected, but they also note that there is an intermediate school
just a block away.

So, of all the possible horrors that can happen in the library, pee-pee turns in as number 36. Of a total number of how many, I don't know. And what is library horror number one? I don't know yet, but I'm sure I'll recognize it when I see it.

1 comment:

shushie said...

Many years ago, when The Daily Show was still in its infancy, Brian Unger interviewed a librarian who called a library book which had been defecated into and put in the overnight bookdrop a "poop sandwich." Luckily, I haven't come across a poop sandwich (yet), but I'd imagine it would fall a little higher on the library horror scale than a pee book.