Thursday, April 8, 2010

Things I don't appreciate being left in the bookdrop

1. Dirty Kleenex

2. Used Band-Aids

3. Dusty Swiffer Cloths

4. Old used binders with cobwebs all over them

5. Bottle caps

6. School notebooks

7. Markers

8. Moldy books that don't belong to the library

9. Moldy books in general

10. Basically anything that isn't a library book, DVD, audio book or CD.

These are all things that I've found in the book drop throughout my library career. The grossest was today's nasty snotty Kleenex, though. Ew.


Kat Bryan said...

Yuck! You may have to resort to wearing latex gloves.

bermudaonion said...


shelby @ eatdrinkrun said...

I could maybe see how a bandaid would get in there. MAYBE. If it fell off your finger or something while you were dropping books in. But kleenex? And a *swiffer pad*? Unbelievable. People are so bizarre.

Christy said...

How the heck does a swiffer dust cloth get in there?!?! Weirdos!
Yuck on the dirty, used Kleenex. Ick.

Simply Fabulous said...

Also may I cans, soda bottles, used gum (at least it was wrapped up in a wrapper) and the little paper holder from a hot dog vendor! Aww the joys of public librarianship! :)

Anna said...

That's just wrong!!

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Anonymous said...

My sympathies. And yuck.

911 and the Randomness.. said...

Gross, next time I'll throw some germ-x in there even though it's not library property....

Anonymous said...

Add leftover chinese food. Rice is so hard to completely get rid of. And a live cat. Yeah, my boss adopted that cat and she lived for many, wonderful years.