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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Keep right on to the end of the woad

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?"

"1987. Why?"

"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.

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