Friday, 19 June 2009

A blast from the past

I work in a University.

The first job I had after leaving school was in this University's library. While I was there I read a lot of books, suddenly finding stuff that I had only dreamt of getting my hands on before.

One of these books was about the Thirty Years War (mainly in Germany from 1618 to 1648). It was a great book, and considering that my interest has returned to this era it would be fun to read it again.

The library is about to move to a new building, so everything is being crated up for the move. As I was passing through I though that this would be my last chance to grab a book for a couple of months. I typed "thirty years war" into the catalogue and up popped the book that I had read all those years ago.

I went to the shelf and there it was! Curious to know how many others had read this book since I read it, I flipped it open, and there was the date stamp from the time I took it out! It was still there!

Eight others have read the book since.

And do you know the finniest thing? I last read "The Thirty Years War" 30 years ago...


You have just entered The Twilight Zone...
Wow, and I just noticed that I also have 30 followers!
Do dee doo doo, do dee doo doo...
(Thanks to Ali for the sound effects)
Final Comment:
There is nothing like working to a deadline, is there? I have a Portfolio that is due on on Monday. Just finished it (at around 4.59pm). YAY ME!

8 comments:

Ali said...

Do dee doo doo, do dee doo doo...

That's my twilight zone song - I sang it out loud for you :)

Chief Rock Chef said...

Ali - Thanks! I was wondering how to write that! Did you REALLY sing it out loud?

Ali said...

I absolutely did! And now I've just done it again :)

Miss Got Wings said...

nothing like taking a good book off the shelf. wow - you've been there 30 years?

The Moody Minstrel said...

Eight people in thirty years? I'd call that a selective audience (which is definitely not a bad thing)! ;-)

A library would definitely be an interesting place to work, I'd say.

(Thanks...now I have the Twilight Zone theme stuck in my mind!)

terri said...

Wow... still seeing your name in the book? That must have been like stepping back in time. Definitely a Twilight Zone moment!

mr zig said...

that's pretty cool! only 8 people? I think that book should just belong to you already- perhaps it should go "missing" during the move, and somehow be found in your home library! hehehe

Sitting In Silence said...

LOL A blast from a the past hey !

Congrat's on your followers....xoxox