Everything happens for a reason

8 March 2006

Isn’t amazing what people will leave in their library books? Postcards, ticket stubs, crumbs, passports.

Yes, some genius left a passport in their library book.

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15 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Someone needs a proper explanation of how exactly a brain works.

  2. Kelly says:

    So use it to come see me! Fun, huh?

  3. Andi says:

    I love stuff left in library books. My favorite thing ever was a card from an art exhibit. Yummy.

  4. Fence says:

    Anne, I think I could do with that explanation if you have it handy, if only to learn how to give my own a kick start.

    Yes Kelly, I'll try to get to the states with a US passport that isn't my own. We'll see how customs like that :)

    I love finding regular(ish) stuff, you know like postcards and whatnot. But passports, not smart (says she who once threw her passport in the bin, but lets not bring that up)

  5. Sorry 'bout that. Any chance you could return it? ;)

  6. sally says:

    I wonder how much you can sell a passport…just kidding!!

    <spoiler>or am I?</spoiler>

  7. Kelly says:

    I had a friend who tried to get out of London with an expired passport (yes, he got IN, if you can dig it) but then had to stay over and get a new one, while the rest of us waved bye-bye at the airport. Woops. So, yeah, you may not want to try it after all. Unless the passport you found has a better picture than the one you own. Did you consider that?

  8. Carl V. says:

    Nice! I would think that would be an awfully noticeable item sticking in your book when you went to return it. I will sometimes leave cool bookmarks in library books just as a fun thing for the next person who gets it. I miss the old public library system where the card was in the book and you could see the last time it was checked out. Now its all done electronically and that personal element is gone.

  9. Alan says:

    Am I being dense or would it not be pretty easy to find the former owner of said lost passport and return it. On account of it containing their name and a photo and all.

  10. Fence says:

    The individual in question left the passport in the book last year. She also forgot to return the book to the library on time. Since then she had to apply for a new one in order to return home to the states. But yes, we are sending it on to her anyway.

  11. plurabella says:

    I've found some amazing things in library books, letters, bills; though the best "found" stuff seems to be in books in charity shops. Found an inscribed copy of Maya Angelou's poems with a letter the author had written to the previous owner of the book! I do know how this happens, I am one of those that has a tendancy to store looks piece of paper in books, dread to think what I've "lost" over the years.

  12. Fence says:

    I'd agree Plurabella, often second hand books have little "goddied", more so than library books.

  13. weenie says:

    Have to say that I've left sand in a book before, when I took it away as my beach holiday read…

  14. Fence says:

    :lol: weenie, sand? Enough to build a sandcastle? Cause that'd be cool.

    Did you see that episode of <cite>Black books</cite><cite> where Manny was able to id the specific beach a customer visited simly by tasting the sand remaining in the book.

    Loved that show.</cite>

  15. mary says:

    HELLO ,

    it is so neat to find things in library books such as memos made to oneself like don 't forget list which was forgotten in libraray books or to do lists it so coll to get a peek into someone else's priority list . The best thing found was a cute picture of someon'e kitty . Too cute !