We're taking a bit of a breather while the world rearranges its underpants. Meanwhile, the other blog is here.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity

As if the transmigration of Noddy Library isn't a prolonged catastrophe as it is, T.Aldous and Julia have put a new spanner in the works. The counter's been in place at the new site for the past couple of months. Only now, two weeks before the proposed move, do they decide that it needs to be modified with a new unit including a fines drawer.

"Audit won't allow staff to handle the fines money: the customers have to put the money in the slot themselves. We're not allowed to put money in cash tins,"

says himself, which I expect would come as a surprise to both the auditors and the thirteen libraries (including Noddy) that do put the fines cash into tins. Anyway, we've got to dismantle the counter, put in a new bit and then reassemble the whole shebang. Which involves getting the electrician and the network contractors in to uninstall all the wiring in the counter prior to its being dismantled and install a whole new fresh lot post-rebuilding.

Deep joy.

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