I have to share this one because it made me laugh, more than once. Even in the retelling I thought it was hilarious.
I think this may well be my favorite library anecdote of the summer:
I was signing up a group of girls for our Summer reading program and they were kind of hovering around, watching the screen with me. There is a line where we fill in random letters to verify it is not a bot signing up. One of them read the following to her friends :
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
And then she asked quite earnestly, "Do you GET many aliens trying to sign up for this?"
What's not to love?