By StillGagging - 26/5/2017 12:03
Today, a man came into the library where I work with a bag. He told me the bag was full of bugs he found in and around his toilet, and demanded that I help identify them. He then added, "They might be parasites. They're all over the bathroom, but I got the toilet ones here." FML
Hi! OP here! These comments are really making me laugh! Thank you! I told the man he couldn't have the bugs in the building, which resulted in him yelling at me saying I was "no help". He didn't want a real "bug professional" to look at them, because it would cost too much money. I ended up getting my manager, who (thankfully) made the man (and his "pets") leave the building. You could say I was bugging out over the whole thing. Ugh.
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  jkjorn  |  14

Before there was the internet & google, the library was where you went to look up things, so maybe he was an older dude. At any rate it's still f'ed up to try & get a librarian involved.

By  Razell  |  13

For everyone's edification (if your're in the US) the place to take unidentified bugs is either the closest agricultural extension office or the entomology department of the nearest state university.

They can help you identify exactly what bug you have and they'll track where you found the bug (for research and statistical data purposes).

By  species4872  |  19

At least the one's he bought with him were toilet trained.

Hi! OP here!
These comments are really making me laugh! Thank you! I told the man he couldn't have the bugs in the building, which resulted in him yelling at me saying I was "no help". He didn't want a real "bug professional" to look at them, because it would cost too much money.
I ended up getting my manager, who (thankfully) made the man (and his "pets") leave the building. You could say I was bugging out over the whole thing. Ugh.