- The counter's being ripped out tomorrow, together with the part of the shelving that T.Aldous has decided is six inches too wide.
- It turns out that the shelving is actually two inches too low. Hetty and her team have had to remove a shelf from each bay so that they can shuffle all the pegs and shelves so that the books can stand upright. This means that they've lost 20% of the expected shelving.
- Julia came in at start of play and decided that the non-fiction would go on the shelves over here instead of over there.
- Mary came in an hour later and said that if the non-fiction's going over there then it would probably be best not to interfile adult and junior non-fiction as planned because it wouldn't all fit on those shelves.
- T.Aldous came in ten minutes later and asked why all the junior non-fiction had been stacked up on the shelves out of sequence. (Answer: they'd been put there out of the way to be sorted out later.)
- He then asked why none of the books have been put on the shelves in face display (Answer: they've only been unpacking for an hour and weren't even thinking about displaying anything at this stage.)
- He then asked why the staff PCs haven't been put on the counter yet (because we hadn't moved any of the computers yet and he's having the counter ripped out tomorrow.)
- And why aren't the kinderboxes arranged properly (Unspoken answer: why don't you just go away and leave us alone to get on with our work?)
I popped in to check where we're dumping the computers when we move them tomorrow afternoon. Hettie's just back from her sixth fag break of the morning but still looking frazzled. I decide to cut the tension with a bit of flirting:
"My God but you're lovely when you're angry."
"Oh shit, he's been in already hasn't he?"
Less than a morning is a new record, even for T.Aldous.