logo

sign-up-for-free-cybersalt-today-button

More Jokes

  • colors

    Colorful Grandma

    I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I…
  • Default Image

    Bungee Jumping

    Two entrepreneurs, Jack and John, decided to start a bungee-jumping business south of the…
  • Default Image

    Dog Growth

    A distraught dog owner called his vet pleading for an immediate appointment. He explained…
  • Default Image

    Disguising Presents

    Three-year-old Elizabeth was helping her mother Melinda wrap a present for her father.…
  • Default Image

    Technical Terms for the Strictly Amish

    Log on: making a wood stove hotterLog off: don't add no more woodMonitor: keeping an eye…
  • Default Image

    Couple Descriptions

    Even mismatched couples may described kindly.1. He's a chiropractor, and she is a pain in…
  • Default Image

    Burglary

    The detective was interviewing the man whose clothing shop had just been burglarized.…
  • Default Image

    Laws of Parenting

    *Laws of Parenting*1. The later you stay up, the earlier your child will wake up the next…
  • Default Image

    Macho Dude

    A young man visiting a dude ranch wanted to be "Macho", and went out walking with one of…
  • parrot

    Bilingual Parrot

    This guy goes to a pet shop to buy a parrot. He sees one on a perch with a red string…
  • Default Image

    Tips On Love

    *Tips On Love From Those That Should Know*(all questions were answered by kids, age…
  • Default Image

    Junior's Nickels

    There's a little fellow named Junior who hangs out at the local grocery store. The…
  • Default Image

    Retirement Savings

    Shirley and Abe, a retired couple from New York City, living in Miami Beach, are getting…
  • Default Image

    Knowing About Radios

    One month into Marine Corps training in San Diego, Calif., we were preparing for a…
  • keyboard-organ

    Hymns For The Aging

    *Hymns for the Aging* Precious Lord, Take my Hand (And Help Me Get Up) It is Well with My…

All of these situations are real and some of them were mighty embarrassing.
Enjoy!

Part 1: Actual reference queries reported by American and Canadian library reference desk workers of various levels.

"Do you have books here?"

"Do you have a list of all the books written in the English language?"

"Do you have a list of all the books I've ever read?"

"I'm looking for Robert James Waller's book, 'Waltzing through Grand Rapids'." (Actual title wanted: "Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend.")

"Do you have that book by Rushdie: 'Satanic Nurses'?" (Actual title: "Satanic Verses")

"Where is the reference desk?" This was asked of a person sitting at a desk who had, hanging above her head, a sign saying "REFERENCE DESK"!

"I was here about three weeks ago looking at a cookbook that cost $39.95.
Do you know which one it is?"

"Which outlets in the library are appropriate for my hairdryer?"

"Can you tell me why so many famous Civil War battles were fought on National Park sites?"

"Do you have any books with photographs of dinosaurs?"

"I need a color photograph of George Washington [Christopher Columbus, King Arthur, Moses, Socrates, etc.]"

"I need a photocopy of Booker T.  Washington's birth certificate."

"I need to find out Ibid's first name for my bibliography."

"Why don't you have any books by Ibid?  He's written a lot of important stuff."

"I'm looking for information on carpal tunnel syndrome.  I think I'm having trouble with it in my neck."

"Is the basement upstairs?" (Asked at First Floor Reference Desk)

"I am looking for a list of laws that I can break that would send me back to jail for a couple of months."

Powered By JFBConnect