The overdue library book dilemma

Now this post is not just me being forgetful and disorganised (as if!) this is a post about a really overdue library book with a difference!

Go back to November 2006, yes I said 2006! Okay so this might make me a bad person but let’s hear the story. Happy with one dog in our family we decided we might get another so the children all excited went dog book crazy.

When visiting the library we saw this book


Yes, that’s the one ‘Let’s get a pup’. At this point puppy no.2 had not  even been born and we had no idea what puppy, if any we would be getting. So the book got read and read, I renewed over the phone twice and then we got the ‘pup’.

As we had the book a while it had gone on the book shelf with all the other books. But as we now had the ‘pup’ I thought it was time to take the library book back. So off I go to take it from the shelf to find that ‘pup’ now called Murphy had liked the book too. Obviously not content with his regular food and chew toys and decided to take a bite out of the said book!!!

Now of course this could have been really funny and an amusing story for the library staff, but for some reason even though it should have been funny and so easy to take back I didn’t. To this day I don’t know why. Even worse I have not been back to the library since, yes I know this is terrible especially as we love books.

So today I am asking you what would you do.

A. Never set foot in the library again, it is just too embarrassing. (How I have played it so far!)

B. Take it back in disguise, leave it for a while and start using the library again.

C. Take it back and openly tell the story and give the library staff a jolly good laugh. Depending on who is on duty of course. Then offer to pay for a new book and happily breeze in the library in the future without feeling guilty.

D. Get Murphy to take it back with a note saying it’s his fault!

Dear Library staff, sorry!!!!

So what would you do? Yes I know you would have taken it back before now but if you hadn’t!

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