In our library, we have 2 machines for DIY checkout that are almost always not working. They are also the high point of the trip to the library for the kids. So, inevitably, we spend several minutes trying to use them before queuing for the librarian.
Yestarday was no different. As we gave up on the machine, Ashwin observed,
Amma, these machines are not working.
Me: I know.
Ashwin: They are dead. See that sign there, it says dye borrowing.
How could we have missed this glaring sign before???!!