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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Either that, or the bacon’s dropped off

Some days it's a bit of a struggle at the front line. Lending have taken delivery of a new dump bin for a pile of books that have been dumped on us gifted to us by another agency. A conversation I overhear demonstrates the breathless excitement involved.

"What are you going to do with it?"

"I'll put it in a glass case and throw sugar at it."

6 comments:

PI said...

Oxfam?

Kevin Musgrove said...

We have to keep these books for at least 18 months as part of the (compulsory) deal.

Besides which, Oxfam closed the only bookshop in town because it wasn't making a big enough profit for its liking. Which, sadly, tells us more than we want to know about the local economy and Oxfam's attitude to deprived areas of the UK.

Gadjo Dilo said...

"I'll put it in a glass case and throw sugar at it"?? That's simply madness, surely. How are you going to get the requisition through for all that sugar??

Affer said...

Hasn't sugar been banned in Local Government circles these days? Shouldn't it be Lo-cal Fairtrade Sweetener Substitute? We don't want obese books you know.....

The Topiary Cow said...

Isn't it funny how books, which used to be things of such value, now are just discards waiting to happen.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo and Affer: now that you mention it...

Ms. Cow: I know, and it's heartbreaking. There's nothing wrong with the books, they're rather splendid in fact. The problem is the drought-and-flood distribution of their appearance that's the killer.