Sooooooo, this one still stings. If you remember from before, I really liked Siamese cats in middle school and wrote two research papers on them. Much better than about angels and komodo dragons.
In eighth grade (maybe sixth grade….I can’t remember), I went to drop off some overdue library books about Siamese cats that I’d had for a while. If you know me by now, you may have gotten the impression that I’m easily distracted a bit. This crosses over into remembering to take care of business….especially if it is undesirable business like dealing with overdue books.
Eventually my dad and I went to the library to return the books and got the surprise of my entire library patronage. A find of $70. No. lie. Who gets a seventy dollar fine?
They were nice enough to drop it to $20, which we were really relieved about. But then I think about it being like $0.10 a day per book and $20 is still super ridiculous.
I have never had a fine over a dollar since.
This cartoon also depicts my fashionable 13-year-old style of skateboard shoes, floor-length floral skirts, and horse t-shirts. I was pretty awesome and even had a friend who copied my style. We were awesome. But I think the trend setting stopped with us.