I don't know about you, but I love to read books. I'm frequently seen at our local Borders and at our local library. In fact, I'm known to walk out of our local library with a huge stack of books, ready to explode out of my grip and all over the floor!
And...yes...I've helped the local government by paying my fair share of late fees over the years. Fortunately, my home county of Loudoun doesn't charge late fees. They just freeze your card. :-(
But the neighboring county of Fairfax DOES charge late fees, and come to think of it, I still owe them about ten bucks. :-(
Well, ten bucks is nothing compared to what George Washington apparently owes the New York City Library. According to The Associated Press, George Washington, if alive today, "might face a hefty overdue library fine."
For more on this story, read "George Washington Racks Up Late Fees at NYC Library."
So, the next time you owe late fees, reflect on the fact that you're in good company. :-)