Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ashamed

I don't know if I've ever conveyed to you my love of books. It is profound. It is deep. Certain books hold my heart in their hands. When I read, I get lost in the pages and I get transported to other times and places. I feel what they feel and see what they see. Oh how I love the written word. Sigh....

In light of that it is with deep sadness that I must make a confession. I am so ashamed - I mean really, really ashamed. How could I let this happen? What was I thinking?

Do you see this?



Look closer.


Yes, it's true. These are overdue library books. They were due on 8/14 and they're still in the back of my car. Please don't judge me. OK, you have every right to judge me. It's so bad. This is not who I am - I promise. I usually play be the rules and if something is due, I make sure I get it in on time.

And what makes this doubley (is that a word?) bad is that I was a library aide in high school. I actually went to college with the purpose of BECOMING a librarian! Obviously, that didn't work out but that was the original intent.

So, I'm making a promise to you. I WILL turn these in tomorrow and pay my fine. I WILL apologize profusely to the librarian and beg her forgiveness. And then I will check out some more books and put a reminder on my PDA to make sure those jewels of gold get back to the library on time.

6 comments:

JILLSHUBBY said...

it amazes me how when you're reading everything else is "off". i can talk to you, the tv can be on, the cats can walk by, a loud car drives by the house and you don't miss a beat. where ALL OF THOSE and MANY other smaller disturbances catch my attention. i wish i could tune in to books like you do.

i'm excited i was the first to comment!

Mama Hen said...

Oh Jill, Jill, Jill...

I still love you. You library aide you.

Paulina said...

hahahaha! I always have overdue library fees....im a library delinquent. In fact, I had to just turn in my last book, pay the fees, then go to the bookstore and just BUY the dang thing. haha.

Rachel said...

I read today that you can give FOOD for your library fine now... so be sure to take some steamed beets with you!!

Jill said...

Awww... don't feel bad about the books. At least you're returning them and paying your fine. :)

Daphine said...

It's sure happened with me before too! SO, did you get them turned in yet? lol!