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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Maybe it's mystery meat

Sibyl's having fun with a customer of the Regional Library Service. After much kerfuffle and prolonged hassle she procured a copy of the title he asked for. This wasn't good enough.

"I wanted the copy from Borsetshire," he said.

"We couldn't get the copy from Borsetshire," replied Sybil.

"I looked it up on the web and Borsetshire has a copy."

"Borsetshire are replacing their systems and they're not doing regional loans at the moment so we can't get copies from Borsetshire."

"Well, I don't want this one."

"If you're willing to wait until Borsetshire comes back onto the regional loans system I can try and get their copy if they're willing to loan it."

"That's good. Why didn't you say so in the first place?"

4 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

Strewth. Of course, Sybil has the last laugh seeing as how Borsetshire doesn't actually exist; I hope she can string this out for as long as possible before she explains this to him ;-)

PI said...

As an ex shop keeper I am well aware that the general public can be an absolute shower!

The Topiary Cow said...

And they minister to the mentally ill because???

Betcha had there been an ILL charge the request would have been dropped.

Moo!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: mischievous! All the names are changed to protect the guilty.

Pat: what would we do without them? (-:

Ms. Cow: but we do! We charge a stonking rate for ILLs and they still do this!