This is kind of funny, but I suppose you bookish people will be able to relate. I feel rather proud that after seven years I\’ve finally convinced my husband to get his own library card! Up until now the entire family has just been using mine. Which was working just fine, as I\’m the one who visits the library, keeps track of what\’s due, picks up holds etc. My daughter doesn\’t even know yet that she can get her own card someday. The problem comes with hubby\’s use of the card. He doesn\’t ask me to get books for him often, but when he does he takes forever to read them, because he\’s so very busy. The last time I checked out a book for him he kept it for the usual three weeks, renewed it twice, and had it for a week longer after that! He doesn\’t care about his books being late back to the library; is perfectly happy just to pay his fines. Except that when his books are constantly overdue it ties up my card. They won\’t let me check out any more items until I return his!
So he grumbled at the inconvenience when I dragged him into the library to put his signature on the form, but then commented how easy it was to get a card, and started looking at all the DVDs (especially documentaries) the library has available for checkout; brought several home with him that day. So now he\’s happy and I\’m happy- I\’m still getting his books for him, and returning them, but no more problems for me if his are late time after time! It was just amusing to me that it took this long to finally convince him he needed his own piece of plastic to borrow library stuff. Phew!