614 Posted on August 19, 2019 at 11:43 am by Gene Ambaum Characters: Jody Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPinterestEmail Tags 9 thoughts on “614” Rodney G. says: August 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm Maybe it is just me, but isn’t referring to a, “PIN Number” only a little redundant? Reply Gene Ambaum says: August 20, 2019 at 10:33 am He has the card, so he has that number already, but if he had the card’s PIN / password he’d be able to access the records himself — or at least that was my thought. (This is how it works in both library systems I use.) Reply Elizabeth says: August 21, 2019 at 1:03 pm I’m pretty sure Rodney’s referring to the fact that PIN stands for Personal Identification Number. So a PIN Number is a Personal Identification Number Number. Huge pet peeve of mine, along with ATM Machine, HIV Virus, and a number of others. Reply Clay Campbell says: August 20, 2019 at 7:20 am I think I’ve heard this joke before, either here or in Unshelved; and I am still curious as to why a guy would want to know what there spouse was reading? Reply Gene Ambaum says: August 20, 2019 at 10:49 am Definetly a situation I’ve explored several times after encountering it in the library. No explanation from me, though at worst they seem controlling, and at best they seem to think all the rules should not apply to them. Reply Seanna Lea says: August 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm Sometimes I want to know what my husband has taken out, so I can check out a book that he hasn’t already read. But if I can’t remember what he’s read I can text him or just get him a possible reread instead. Reply Gene Ambaum says: August 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm A perfectly reasonable way to handle that! I sometimes help folks who want to know what their spouse has checked out so they can make sure they brought all the books back. I always feel a little bad that I can’t help with that, though I will answer a question as to whether or not a specific title has been checked in, or I’ll tell them if there are none still checked out. Reply zeugma says: August 23, 2019 at 12:10 pm A spouse or parent could be checking up on whether someone’s reading books on divorce, sex, pregnancy, disease, trauma, abuse, or other topics they aren’t sharing with the other person. Controlling, yes, and also possibly dangerous for the other person. Reply Brenna says: August 26, 2019 at 7:57 pm Well as long as the person has the card, even if it’s someone else’s, we don’t question it. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.