It has to do with fines. And report cards. And guilt.
So replacement fees aren't the only thing you might have to pay at the library. As many of you mentioned in comments of my last post...there's also late fines. I am spectacularly good at getting late fines. As I mentioned I would check out ten books at a time (and CDs and such as I got older) with fines at ten cents a day per item? Added up very very quickly.
But while in high school and college, I still needed to do those pesky research papers. And needed source material. So I checked out books. There is no excuse for turning books in late to your own high school library by the way. I mean, I was there everyday. But I still managed to get threats. No report card until you return those books. Yes that seriously was my life. And high school libraries have late fines, too.
I just don't think I am capable of getting things back on time. It's the reason I adore Blockbuster Online.
I have one more story to share next week...til then...what's the highest library fine you ever paid?
(Read the first post in this series.)