Friday, September 14, 2007

Consciousness Raising Exercise #19

David Samarpan, a librarian at the Colegio Bolivar Libraryin Cali, Colombia, posted this message to an Internet discussion group about insane reference questions posed to librarians:
"We received a call in the medical library in Seattle from a doctor in the middle of surgery who had forgotten the procedure. Could we read it to him over the phone?

"Yes, no problem.

"When we asked for the name of the book he couldn't remember author or title, but explained that it was a big red book on the bottom shelf, third stack over.

"We found the book, read the procedure, and the patient lived. Like Dave Barry I am not making this up. I was the librarian who answered the call.">

In 100 words or less, explain what is wrong with this picture:

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