(Been meaning to write this one for a while.)
Dear fellow library patron,
I know how proud you must be of little Junior and/or Juniorette, now that they can put disks into the DVD player by themselves. And I know how important it is to you to make sure your toddler has healthy snacks.
But for the love of God, please make sure the snacks have been wiped off the disks before you return them to the library!
Often I fear that what I find on the disks I rent isn’t masticated food at all, but some other dried bodily fluid that I really don’t want to know what it is. Do I really need a haz-mat suit just to watch movies from the library? Do you know what I have to go through every week with cleaning off the disks before we can watch them? And Lord have mercy on my DVD player if we don’t check a disk before we put it in. Just how many DVD cleaner kits do you think I can afford?!
I am aware that the current mentality is, “Hey, what do I care, it doesn’t belong to me!”
Let me tell you, your attitude needs an adjustment. And you need a spanking. When something doesn’t belong to you, you’re supposed to take better care of it than you would your own.
Now, we have to share the library movies and books. I have been doing my part to make sure that the things I borrow are returned in as good, or better condition than I got them. I don’t think it’s too much to expect you to do the same.
Fellow Library Patron,
Get your copy of my husband’s books!