I’ve really done it this time – totally crossed the line.
That’s right. I have managed to rack up roughly $1.80 in overdue book fees. I’m disappointed in myself for it. I could have easily avoided this by being more responsible and staying on top of the book due dates. But did I do that? NO. I thoughtlessly went about my days with a complete disregard for the library books I had checked out over three weeks ago.
Tomorrow, I’m going to go to the library and apologize. I will also pay the fees.
Here is how the conversation will go.
Me: Librarian, who is your leader?
Librarian: How can I help you?
Me: Are you the one in charge of this branch?
Librarian: Well no, but is something wrong?
Librarian: Okay, well how can I help you.
Me: Well, a little over three weeks ago, I checked out this book. Then, I read it. [look around nervously] After reading it, I put it on the ground, and did not look at it again- for two weeks.
Librarian: [gasps] Someone else might have wanted to read that book.
Me: I KNOW! Don’t you think I knew that? Don’t you think I thought about that every day? And every night, that thought didn’t haunt my darkest hours?
Librarian: You’ll have to pay a fine.
Me: A PIDDLING FINE! Hardly enough to atone for my crime! [crying] WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
Librarian: Shhh. Miss, please lower your voice, this is a library.
Me: Did you just shh me?
Librarian: It is a library…
Me: [indignant] I don’t need to take this kind of behavior from you. I have a Kindle!