Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by sourboy, Mar 3, 2008.
Only in Wisconsin...
I'll bet it's not "only in Wisconsin" . . .
I think it is pretty common everywhere to go to jail if you have an outstanding warrant.
Issuing a warrant over an over-due book is a bit harsh. Send it to a collection's agency and make her credit take a hit.
Actually that might be a weebit harsher....
What's the difference in having an over due book at a library and stealing one from Wal*Mart. Theft from libraries can be a potential problem.
Why would you arrest someone whos warrant is so outstanding?!
In two different libraries I worked into (and another I colalborated with) I proposed the director to single out an extraordinarily flagrant late-returner, then to turn up on his doorstep with policemen and the local press, following the 70's Anarchists' principle that one has to hit one to educate a hundred.
Can anyone believe they didn't follow such a brilliant plan?
I don't care, it's a book. charge the person who didnt return it -- dont send them to jail on taxpayers money.
This is terrifying. I'm returning all my books stat.
And who do you think pays for the replaced books in libraries?
Because sometimes, it's just that you forgot that you had it and then went on holiday?
Do not pass go.
I guess the taxpayer (although I'm not sure that's the case in the USA.
But I guess that's still cheaper than putting someone in jail for not returning his books.
What does Wisconsin have to do with not returning overdue books, or the enforcement of?
Now, if it was a stolen bratwurst or something...
This is even worse than them selling overdue book information to credit companies. Luckily we live in a democratic republic so they could elect somebody that'll appoint a new head librarian.
Who goes to the library these days?
people with the intent to borrow books?
I do, once every three weeks.
Three times a week, and sometimes four.
That's where I am right now.
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