Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Readers' advisory, True crime

Always assume that reference desk patrons who inquire about books on serial killers are themselves potential serial killers; spray them in the eyes with mace or pepper spray.

7 comments:

Cat. said...

Half our staff reads those. This worries me

mdhatcher said...

As a librarian AND a true-crime reader, I am just shaking my head at this.

Lissa said...

You weren't supposed to let every body else know this! Does this mean I get to quit reading Ann Rule books to throw suspicion elsewhere? Dang it!

beth said...

yikes. wonder what ordering all three of Rob Zombie's horror films and The Anarchist Cookbook says about me....oh yah, that I'm the Acquisitions Librarian.

:)

Anonymous said...

But reading these true crime books makes the day go faster....heh heh heh....

Anonymous said...

Dear Polite Librarian: If one has used up one's supply of mace on the patron who asked if one would like to "get a gander at Mr. One-Eyed Tiddywinkles," is it acceptable to simply stab the assumed potential serial killer patron in the ear with one's pencil stub? (I am new to the library field and do not wish to alienate either my bosses or my customer base with my neophyte gaucheness. Thank you in advance for your help.)

Pamela Beers. said...

Uh oh, I could be in trouble. Have you though about squirting cheap champagne instead of mace or pepper spray?