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Monday, November 30, 2009

Hysteria Lodge

Hoots of derision coming from Maybelle's desk. On investigating I find the woman herself wracked with laughter. I fear for either her pelvic floor or the shoulder she injured playing rugby the other day.

With faltering motions she points towards the cause. It's her turn for an email from the reference library.

Please could you ask all your staff to file the newspapers in such a way as to make them easily accessible. We are librarians, after all.

"It's probably not meant that way," I say.

"No, to be fair, it's probably not meant that way," agrees Maybelle.

"And it is a fair point that we need to make sure that materials are made easily accessible," I point out.

"Oh yes, that's a fair point," agreed Maybelle. "And it's probably not meant that way."

"No," I agree, "it's probably not meant that way."

We'll get no sense out of her until after lunchtime.


Affer said...

Maybelle should replace Baroness Ashton immediately!

Pat said...

If only I knew what way that way was.
Off topic maybe you could leave a helpful leaflet for Maybelle to inspire her to tighten up when she laughs. It would be a kindness.

Gadjo Dilo said...

"We are librarians, after all" ranks alongside Bill Clinton's "It's the economy, stupid" and Edith Piaf's "Je ne regrette rien".

Kevin Musgrove said...

Affer: Maybelle is one of our particular pleasures.

Pat: a lad can have no illusions after the long discussion "the girls" had on the subject the other week!

Gadjo: even more piquant as neither I nor Maybelle are, strictly, librarians.

The Topiary Cow said...

Pretty sure there IS no way to file newspapers at least till they are on microfilm or cd or whatever they do with them these days.

Librarian or no.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Ms Cow: we really do have these filing cabinets...

)-: !!!