Girls Gone Wild
The crowning event last night was the crank phone call I got on the info desk. The circ desk picked it up, and promptly put it down again.
"Ms. S--, there appear to be some kids calling for you on one..." my trusty sidekick said sweetly from the circ desk.
I picked up the phone and was met by giggles. Obviously, these kids were amateurs. I was an amateur. My cousin, however, could pull off any crank phone call with a straight face.
"I'm calling to see if my movie is in. It's a porno."
So, the little creeps weren't terribly creative, either.
I decided to play along. I probably shouldn't have. "What's the title?"
There was a mortified pause. Then more giggles and a triumphant, "GIRLS GONE WILD!"
Reality: I told them to have a nice evening and hung up.
Fantasy: I could have handled this several ways. Scenario One goes like this:
Me: Girls Gone Wild? That's not really the porno genre. If you're looking for a true porno, I suggest something like Amateurs #127 or, if you're into classics Debbie Does Dallas. I see though, since you're really into library type settings and are obviously good patrons, and library supporters, that you might like something a little more themed, like Midnight Librarians.
Them: Um. [Click].
Me:Sorry, I can't seem to find Girls Gone Wild. Perhaps the title is slightly different than what you're remembering? Is it perhaps a series title? Let me search OCLC for the MARC record... No, nothing. Do you know the author? I could scan the 245 field for you? Oh, here it is... Mantra Film's Girls Gone Wild. For the record, there's several titles under this series name. Is there a particular one you're looking for? No? Do you have internet access at home? You can check the catalog from there for a suitable title... To make your search easier, the Library of Congress subject heading for this is Women -- Feral.
Them:[All I hear on the line is the dripping of drool (and possibly snoring) and then... click.]
Catalogers: Please forgive any mangling I did of your profession in my fantasy scenario. I still maintain I have the utmost respect for catalogers and all you do, since I am so confused by anything other than the 245 field. So what would the LC subject heading for Girls Gone Wild be?