Back in the days when I used to do research in libraries, I used to spend hours upon hours reading, taking notes, asking questions and when I was done I’d take a carefully selected stack of books up to the counter.
One day in my stack I had book about Funeral Customs from around the world, a book about cannibalism and one about forensics.
The Librarian asked me if I found everything I needed.
” Oh. Hey. I forgot, I need one about organic gardening.”
He tried to not look back down at my books.
” I’m writing a cookbook.” I offered by way of explanation.
I was a regular in that Library and it’s funny but that Librarian managed to never check my books out again.