By StillGagging - 26/05/2017 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
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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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Were they bookworms?

You just fell for the oldest trick. This is only a distraction so his partner in crime can return very overdue books without you knowing!

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You just fell for the oldest trick. This is only a distraction so his partner in crime can return very overdue books without you knowing!

Were they bookworms?

call the cops after you send him to the entomology section

that's a crappy situation

Kick him out saying no pets are allowed in the library. Or outside food, as the case may be.

Why take them to be identified at the library of all things?

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.

You should've said: 1. we don't do that here 2. Go see an entomologist

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).

And for free, too! :-)

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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.

Shouldn't your username be StillGagging?