"Which are these?"
"Books for Sharing," replies Noreen. "Urgent job we had to do for Mary."
"That box is for Helminthdale. That's for Roadkill. That's for Noddy. Or at least that's what they were bought for. They'll be down here until it's time to withdraw them."
"Haven't we just got the display stands for these?"
"Yes, but we can't send the stuff upstairs because Doreen doesn't know where they're going and she thinks it won't be worth putting them out if the carpet's going to be replaced this November."
"And we're supposed to be moving Roadkill some time in the next few months..."
"And we can't send them out to Noddy because they can't put the stand out because of the photocopier."
"But there isn't a photocopier at Noddy. T.Aldous kiboshed it.... Yes, yes, I know, I know, I'm sorry."
"We had to drop everything to get them ordered and invoiced and processed. Dead waste of time that was."
"Is there any way for me to retreat gracefully from this conversation?"
"Not gracefully, no. You should know better."
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
We have a new set of very large boxes cluttering the Acq. Team's corner. The waves of resentment seething between the team and these boxes can be seen shimmering in the half light. I should know better than to do this: