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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Needing a more active pastime, like day-dreaming

I'm chatting with Ken Barmy and I told him of T.Aldous' parting words. Ken laughed himself silly.

"You're fucked, mate! Ours retired just after Christmas and is spending more time at work than when they paid her. Still has all the keys and everything. You can't even get a cup of tea without bumping into Banquo's ghost. You've got months and months and months of it to come."

Cheery soul.


Charlie said...

Dammit, Kevin, you're too prolific for me to keep up with you.

My first thought about T.Aldous is you should return his present and send him on vacation, preferably in a Middle Eastern country.

On second thought, a fatal accident would work wonderfully, under the category of, "He slipped."

But no, like I've said before, that won't work. Too much paperwork.

syncopated eyeball said...

Forewarned is forearmed?

Madame DeFarge said...

What did I tell you? Sometimes they come back. I'd hide in the cupboards. Assuming that T. Aldous lets you have the key.

Gadjo Dilo said...

That's surprisingly lucid from Ken, there. I do hope he isn't losing his touch.

KAZ said...

I have observed this phenomenon.
I knew it wouldn't happen to me - and it didn't.

Pat said...

It's quite sad really.
MTL had to be persuaded to go to his farewell do.
And all the dinners for retirees are blandly ignored.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Charlie: it's not my fault, they make me write it!

eyeball: I'd like to imagine not...

Madame DeF: no!!!!

Gadjo: he's always lucid. It just doesn't always make sense.

Kaz: me neither when my time comes!

Pat: it is, really. I think MTL's got his head screwed on right.

wendy house said...

if retired libraians have a bigger presence is this a case for reducing the retirement age to increase productivity?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Wendy: I didn't say it was actually productive!