Luckily enough, I wasn't involved in Saturday's Join A Library Day brouhaha. Maybelle and Norma spent half the day trying to persuade passers-by into the library. Judging by the membership figures seven-inch heels are no match for a slack shopping Saturday in Helminthdale, where even the pound shops are struggling for custom.
The other half of their day was spent jumping through the appropriate hoops as Mary came up with one idea or another for last-minute publicity for the event.
With a little more time and forethought we could have put down bear traps.