"What's being done about the stock check at Pottersbury Road? The auditors were very critical of the stock figures there."
The auditors were very critical of the stock figures there because somebody told them that we didn't know that the stock that's "in" on the Catalogue are actually on the shelves because we'd only just put that library onto the system. The auditors neither knew nor cared until the point at which gobby chipped in with that little snippet of information.
"What are you doing about Pottersbury Road?"
I don't ask why the Systems Librarian is responsible for stocktaking in branch libraries, any more than why I'm responsible for stock withdrawals or visitor figures.
"It's all in train."
"Well, what's being done?"
"We're organising a stock take over the next couple of weeks and I'm doing a bit of work there and at Dutch Bend on the lending stock, similar to what we've done at Noddy and Gypsy Cream."
"I don't want problems with auditors like I had last year."
I don't tell him to keep his mouth shut then.