Friday, March 27, 2015

Marriage 701, Lecture 985: How many beer units is a library fine?

  •  Annette Mertens
    Me
    I know you turned all the DVDs in
    on Tuesday
    but the library website shows one of them as being overdue
  • Chris Rockwood
    3:13pm
    SH

    There was only one DVD plus one book.
  • 3:13pm
    Me

    they must not have scanned it
  • Chris Rockwood 
    3:13pm
    SH

    Uh-oh. Were there more DVDs? Could something have slid off the seat into the area by the passenger door?
    I thought there were only two items.
    Whatever I carried in and put in the machine was scanned, not reported as an "unknown item."
  • 3:14pm
    Me

    hmm
    I will check in the car
    that has happened before
  • Chris Rockwood 
    3:14pm
    SH

    What shows as overdue?
  • Annette Mertens 
    3:14pm
    Me

    Criminal Minds
    disc f
    disc 5
    we would have dropped some off on Sunday
    and then there would have been at least one more on Tues
    oh well
    it will turn up
  • Annette Mertens
    3:23pm
    Me

    Photo
    Timeline Photos

    His Mom Served Burnt toast , but he was shocked when his Dad said this.
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  • 3:42pm
    SH

    That's really good.
    Exactly how my dad would have reacted, don't you think?
     

  • Chris Rockwood
    3:54pm
    SH

    You are going to Piggly Wiggly, right? And picking up the coupon for milk.
    Maybe that DVD is in the car. They tend to slide off the seat and lodge between the seat and the passenger door. Otherwise, I couldn't find any "Criminal Minds" here.
    Did you return outside or to the machine inside on Sunday?
    Those discs are in undersized boxes. If you returned inside, things are checked in unless they don't scan and show as "unknown."
  • Annette Mertens
    4:00pm
    Me

    I will check the passenger seat
    I returned inside on Sunday
    that DVD is the only one not returned
    I think I must have watched it on Sunday or Monday night
    Thank you for checking at thehouse
    and thanks for the reminder about the coupon for the milk
  • Chris Rockwood
    4:01pm
    SH

    I would be really stressed out about this. I'd monitor library check-ins the same way I check for pairs of socks at every step of the laundry process!
  • Annette Mertens
    4:02pm 
    Me


    Well I think you had it with you on Tuesday
  • Chris Rockwood
    4:02pm
    SH

    If I checked out as many items as you, I'd probably have a spreadsheet with a checkbox for each item, tracking whether they were scanned in or returned outside (or returned inside, but not scanned correctly).
  • Annette Mertens
    4:03pm
    Me

    but it also could have been (if you had just one and the other one fell)
    "The Bridge"
  • Chris Rockwood
    4:03pm
    SH

    I had one "Bridge" DVD and one book when I walked in.
  • Annette Mertens
    4:03pm
    Me

    It must be in the car, then
  • Chris Rockwood
    4:04pm
    SH

    The missing DVD could have been returned on Sunday (as far as I know), could still be in the car, or maybe you didn't give it to me.
  • Annette Mertens
    4:04pm
    Me

    I am not going to get stressed about it
    in my mind, I allocate about $100 to the library
  • Chris Rockwood
    4:04pm
    SH

    But what if they say you're responsible for it?
  • Annette Mertens
    4:04pm
    Me

    either in overdue fees
    or donations
    if I am responsible and can't find it
    I will consider the fee a donation to the library
    I get so much more than my money's worth from the library
  • Chris Rockwood
    4:05pm
    SH

    But then it could be your fault or could be my fault, and we need to assign blame.
  • Annette Mertens
    4:05pm
    Me

    if I have to throw an extra $20 then no big deal
  • Chris Rockwood
    4:05pm
    SH

    Somebody didn't do it right!
  • Annette Mertens
    4:06pm
    Me

    Yes, you burned the toast!
  • Chris Rockwood
    4:11pm
    SH

    You're getting distracted from the #1 priority: assigning blame.
  • Annette Mertens
    4:33pm
    Me

  • Chris Rockwood
    4:35pm
    SH

    I didn't do it right.
    It is my fault.
    You should be angry when you get home.