Noreen's doing the reference periodicals again. I can always tell: all the body language says: "WTF?!?!?" and only her good Catholic background stops her saying it.
"Just what is the point of this?" she asks.
"What?" I ask.
"You did all that work with local studies. When did the textile industry finally shut up shop round here?"
"Why do we still buy a subscription to 'International Madder Processing Gazette?'"
"Because the Reference Librarians have to 'spend their share of the book fund.' You know this."
"What a waste of public money."
Not as much as the invoice for 'The European Directory of Carding" she had to process next.