I was quite surprised when I had a look on the library computer to find that I had had one of my books for over 100 years. Fortunately the maximum fine for such an offence is £3.70.
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10 Responses to “Overdue library book”
Been time travelling again, Dave?
it’s the Millennium Bug!!
Have you seen Glen Berger’s play “Underneath The Lintel”? (Richard Schiff performed it in the theatre and on the radio). In it, an overdue library book starts a chain reaction of events, involving Jesus himself!
Watch out if the librarian follows this one up!
Aaron Orear says:
And I thought I was a slow reader…
Must have been a good book!
Philip of Samaria says:
Dave – you forget they will charge you interest. This could be a big sum we’re talking about… if I were an accountant I could have told you directly assuming a long term inflation rate of 3% with a premium interest charge of 1% above that… woooh!
Steve Hearn says:
Well it’s been 100 days since I lent you that 20 quid, but who’s counting..? (This is a gag for those less understanding readers, Dave has never borrowed off me as he is an international cartoonist earning heaps of money from cartoons. He has a staff of 30 and occasionally gets up in the morning before 11am.) (Comedy writing is a tough business don’t you know, so have compassion and buy more books!) footnote: Cartoons make you a fortune and if you would like to know how, just post me a big fat cheque and I may drop you a line on how to do it…!
Well, I think you can count yourself lucky, Dave, that you didn’t receive a fine of several hundred groats, a sound thrashing and a spell in the workhouse.
I went to the library once to research a holiday, but they were all booked up.
I’ll get me coat.
My daughter and I have had some library books out for 6 years. I am terrible with libraries, as you will see, and they always used to write to me with reminders when I fell overdue. But they never once wrote about this lot, so I forgot I even had them till years later. Now I just don’t know what to do. Silence = £0, but Fessing up = integrity. What to do, what to do… One of them’s a Billy Graham book, too.
Russ: I used to go out with a Dutch boy who had inflatable shoes.
But it didn’t last: he popped his clogs.
(My coat’s already on.)