Thursday, July 13, 2006

The late fee scam

The public library does not profile. Anyone that lives in the city can check out books. I know this because if they did profile I wouldn't be allowed to check out books, videos or cds. I want to learn to play the guitar. After purchasing the instrument I went to the library to check out an instructional video. I knew there would be late fees if I failed to return it on time. I forgot to return it. It was an honest mistake. An honest mistake that cost me a dollar a day! What happened to the three cents a day that was charged when I was a kid!?! Ouch. Here's the thing... It was an old video that nobody would buy for the price I had to pay in late fees. Returning videos on time used to be a problem for me. I could barely get them in to save my life. Then Blockbuster dumped their late fees and all of a sudden I am able to return movies with no problem. I thought I was cured. Apparently not. Perhaps the library was giving me grace since it's been so many years since I checked anything out. The librarian may not be so kind should I try to check out that video again. AND I do want to borrow it again because I can't find it anywhere else. Dangit! That's how they get ya!


Blogger Mike's Drumbeats said...

Dangit! must be genetic...I just started buying my movies at Blockbuster, figuring I'll save on the fees...

7:06 AM  

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