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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Awaiting an author visit by that nice Edgar Wallace

Milkbeck is one of those sleepy out-of-the-way places. Which could explain this morning's interaction with an elderly customer:
It's been a while since I've been to this library, I might not be a member
any more.

When did you last visit?

It were before the war.

We didn't like to ask which one.


The Topiary Cow said...

Oh my.

Perhaps the card has expired then.


Lavinia said...

go on, ask....could mean the Falklands. Wasn't that last year? Dem dam Argentines!

librarylizzie said...

oh bless...that is really sweet..

Gadjo Dilo said...

Does thee not have latest edition of t' Old Scruttock's Almanac for 1938?

:: Wendy :: said...

a card?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Ms. Cow: probably. They're quite on the ball at Milkbeck.

Lavinia: in them there parts there are only two cases of "The War" - The Great War and World War Two. References to "The Wars" means the Wars of the Roses. Border territories have long memories.

Lizzie: you've been that neck of the woods, you know how they are

Gadjo: I'm trying not to harp on about our reference librarians.

Wendy: we give our customers barcoded cards. They can use the barcodes for logging into our services from home.