Wednesday, September 29, 2010

By the time you read this, I might be in prison.



Sometimes I check out a couple of books at the library.


And sometimes I check out a lot of books at the library. That way I won't have to come back in the next day (I read really fast).

But I am kind of forgetful.

And sometimes when it's time to return them, I can't find a book or two.

And after a few days of searching, I forget about them. For a year.


I always return them eventually. And I'll try to pay the fines. But there were times when I was too poor to do that, and so I had to just avoid the library until I had more money. Or until I moved.

(Usually until I moved.)

I now have overdue fines at 7 different libraries, in 4 different states.

They haven't come after me yet.


But I know it's only a matter of time.

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15 comments:

Living the Scream said...

My Husband has this same problem! he had a 100 dollar charge for late fees! So frustrating! You should probably go into hiding lol

DB said...

I have the same problem! I didn't go to the library in town for about 8 years because I was pretty sure that I had late fees. My boyfriend used to make fun of me all the time for it. He told his whole family that I was scared of going to the library cause I thought they would arrest me. I finally went back this year out of necessity, and found out that I owed them about $20 and a book that'd been about since the year 2000.

Dixie Mom said...

I think you and me might be on the same "wanted" list. When my girls were in middle school I volunteered at the school library so I could get my book fix and be forced to get the books back. It's embarrassing for your 7th grader to have to bring home a note from the school librarian to remind you to bring your books back.

4stemmes said...

I am TOTALLY going to give up your whereabouts for that 5G, dude. Sorry honey. I love ya, but I would love to pay off some debt just a little more ;)

Melissa said...

My hubby is the same way. I keep telling him that if were up to me I would take away his library card. LoL

Chandler said...

I think I have like a $50 fine at my library.. I want books but I am way too afraid to face the lady. :(

-Girly Girl Moments

Becky said...

I do the same thing! I have been avoiding the library for 3 years because I know I can't pay the fines. Now that I think of it I'm not sure if I even returned the books. Crap.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

That's why I have my Kindle. The free books of the best seller list are great... and the other means of getting books are cool too. *wink wink*

viewfromdownhere said...

Do you think they can track you via this site? You gotta be careful out there....you're a wanted criminal and all. I'm a lawyer, so hey, if you need representation, just me know! (ha)

Kenzie said...

I do the same thing too! But occasionally our library has "free" day where you can return your late books and they don't fine you! I was thinking the other day that I should start a book service like netflix....how amazing would that be?!? You could keep them as long as you want.....sounds like a business venture, we could be partners! Ha Ha!

JoJo said...

I cant do library books for that reason.

The time constraint for one would produce some much anxiety. I hate when I have a timeline on when I have to be finished. I also loose everything so a relationship with the library would never work out.

~~Mia~~ said...

heheeheh!!!! i love the library too, but i usually return them most of the time......sometimes a wee bit late but eventually they get returned :)

Chantel said...

I haven't been to the P.G. library for 2 years for this very reason... I'm scared to try to get a card at the library one because I'm not sure if they're friendly with anyone in P.G.... I also have overdue fines in Michigan still.

What's the fourth state?

Lisa said...

paperbackswap.com.............it has saved me from the wanted poster, oh wait, I still have one book that needs to go back, on amnesty day~!

From Tracie said...

I used to have this problem in my old town (I am only fine-free here because we don't have a library to use)

In face I know that I still have a book from where I used to live...four years ago. Shhh don't tell anyone.

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