I just saw a thread in the Pit that reminded me of this. I’m pretty mad, but I’m going to keep this in MPSIMS, as people on the Dope probably don’t write in library books and don’t deserve to be yelled at. But if you do, don’t, you big meanie! :mad:
I’ve been working my way through the compilations of Alfred Hitchcock…books full of suspenseful short stories. Really good books, except almost every book has *writing *in them. And I asked the library, they’re not donated books, from someone’s library or anything like that. She can’t remember where they got them, but donated books they mark somehow.
Anyway, a lot of them have numbers on the bottom of the page. I can’t figure out what they’re counting, they have numbers like “17 1/2” or “23 3/4”.
Then, some of them have the curse words crossed out. Ok, this is Hitchcock, so the words are not “fuck” or “cunt” but words like “hell” and “damn”. And you can still see them. But some anal old biddy has patiently gone through and crossed out every curse word. I want to grab her and scream, “You’re reading about murders, mostly, and lots of other crimes - and when the criminal gets caught and says ‘Damn’ that bothers you???”
So this is just a gentle request and reminder. Please don’t write in library books. They’re not your property. Please tell other people not to write in library books. It’s not nice.