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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You may find it useful to wind up a speech in your next temperance debate

Beryl's retirement day. She's thrilled to bits to be kicking the dust of this place from her feet. Doreen asks her the obvious question.

"Will you be coming back to do some volunteer work in the library?"

"Will I buggery!"


Gadjo Dilo said...

More like "Will you be coming back as a willfully cantankerous customer smelling of wee just to annoy us?"

Madame DeFarge said...

The dedication of some staff at retirement is sadly lacking. I'm shocked at the standards of public service these days.

The Topiary Cow said...

Apparently the 'double-dipping' practice is not so entrenched in Helminthdale.

Here, retirement just means "I'll be coming back on contract" where they get full retirement, make excellent salaries doing their old job part-time on contract, and thus lock up their job forever blocking anyone else from ever getting their position.


Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: precisely as she threatens!

Madame DeF: I know, you'd think that after a lifetime of poor pay and bad management they'd show a bit more commitment.

Ms. Cow: if that were an option I'd be lying about my age like mad!

Lavinia said...

Mary ought to take a page out of Beryl's book. (Muttered darkly by Lavinia)

Kevin Musgrove said...

we count the minutes, Lavinia!