While there are many ‘covidiots’ who are throwing COVID-19 parties and not taking the current pandemic seriously, on the other extreme, there are people who are taking paranoia about the virus to another level.
It all started a few days ago when the staff at Michigan’s Kent District Library put up a Facebook post on their page and highlighted how they received burnt books back. They drew the conclusion that these were, in fact, microwaved by people in a bid to apparently sanitize them.
Reminder that KDL will quarantine returned materials for 72 hours. The pictures below show what will happen, when you…
In the post, they asserted the grave repercussions of doing so. They captioned the photos warning, “The radio frequency tags in all KDL materials have metal in them. They will catch on fire in the microwave.” They also stated the precautionary measure they would take on their end of quarantining all the materials which would be returned to them by people for a duration of 72 hours.
The ordeal that they shared on social media soon went viral. Here are some of the Twitter reactions:-
Happy Tuesday please don’t put your library books in the microwave in attempt to kill the virus!!! pic.twitter.com/NLQ2QanHoA
— Sara DiNatale (@sara_dinatale) June 30, 2020
Sometimes I’m truly amazed human beings have made it this far
Do not microwave your books, folks. https://t.co/ypwwL4B1hC
— Diana (@DMR09) June 27, 2020
2020: "Library officials warn do not microwave books"
— Pete Lenz (@LeTep) June 26, 2020
Yeah, um, please don’t microwave library books, all y’all.
We quarantine ‘em, if we’re competent. Ask your library what it’s doing; that’s totally fair.
But don’t nuke the books. https://t.co/KaULfhejr3
— Ondatra iSchoolicus (@LibSkrat) June 23, 2020
Can't believe people need to be told to not microwave their books. pic.twitter.com/ERob6OVPvd
— Laura Kenny (@laurcw) July 6, 2020
America : proud land of national news have to tell you not ruining your books in microwaves…
No offense, I love you guys, but this is just next level 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Martin, german alarmist!…?🇺🇲🇩🇪🤝 (@MartinHBerlin) July 6, 2020
— Craig Pittman (@craigtimes) July 3, 2020
Michigan Library Warns Not To Microwave Books To Disinfect
— Wear a Mask So You Can See the Blue Tsunami Coming (@JMcNChicago) June 25, 2020
People need to be told not to microwave their books?
Pack it up, we're done.
— Perry Wolfecastle (@PWolfecastle) July 5, 2020
libraries already quarantine books! please do not microwave the books! I get being afraid but this is not it 😭 https://t.co/N4nDP6ExaU
— Lunar (@LunarIslands) July 6, 2020
Do microwave all your Harry Potter books though. It helps you ward off evil spells that make you hate trans people. https://t.co/2epDE4jjRk
— Nik Narcotic (@nik_narcotic) July 6, 2020
Elizabeth Guarino-Kozlowicz, who is the regional manager of the Kent District Library was left baffled as she said, “I’m really not sure why someone would do this,” reports CNN.
While it can be admirable to go the extra mile to take all possible precautions during this time, but things are getting really bizarre these days. Which is the most berserk precaution you’ve seen someone take? Tell us!