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Friday, August 22, 2008

Seeing a troubled vet

Frog's turn again to be senior chief in the Library Service. At twenty-five past five he gets a 'phone call from Kelsey at Spadespit Library.

"Could I have tomorrow morning off?"

It's five minutes before end of play and Frog's trying to get Helminthdale Lending sorted, cash disposed off and then himself ready for tomorrow morning's children's holiday event at Umpty. Quite sensibly, he doesn't feel inclined to dig out tomorrow's rota, check out the availability of cover and then ring round to try and catch somebody who could go out first thing.

"Is it an emergency?"

"No. I was just thinking it would be nice to have the morning off."

Luckily, Kelsey's a fairly laid-back sort and doesn't take it amiss when the answer's no.


Gadjo Dilo said...

"just thinking it would be nice to have the morning off" is the start of a slippery slope which leads to breakfast-time drinking, watching the racing and abject moral degeneracy.

Kevin Musgrove said...

we need more moral degeneracy