"Well, you'll just have to do it."
Given a more practical bent than is wanted on board the good ship library service, Pansy chatted up some of the folk at the local children's centre who were more than happy to come and do regular story times at Gypsy Cream Library so that they could get their outreach ticks in the boxes in their performance tables.
So it is that instead of presenting the tiny tots with a story teller who really, really didn't want to do the story telling they're being given an extended session with somebody who is both practised and enthusiastic; and we're not losing a Branch Manager at a time when we really can't risk having any vacancies. Win-win I would say. The more so as this arrangement means that this is the only library providing Tiny Tots Story Time throughout the summer holidays.
Plaudits and medals all round you might think.
Not a bit of it.
"We can't let Pansy get away with not doing story time. What would happen if we let everybody do this?" asks Julia.
We'd have a fucking good service, I would think. But then, what would I know about these things.