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Thursday, March 04, 2010

I want you out of town on the first stagecoach out of Elstree

A Manichean view of the library world would have it that there are people who take themselves very seriously, to the detriment of the service, and people who take the service seriously, to the detriment of themselves. I suspect I lie in the latter group.

We know one of the things that reference library staff do in the back room. Quarter of an hour before end of play you will notice Winnie leave the desk, go into the office, put her coat on and get ready to leave.

4 comments:

Jimmy Bastard said...

What you don't see is Winnie filling her pockets with stolen paper clips, and half the chocolate digestive fund of a night.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Takes quarter of an hour to leave, blimey. I'd like to think that she has a very elobarate coat - perhaps something Elizabethan, as might befit a reference librarian - but I suspect that may not be the case.

Pat said...

Further to Jimmy - is there ever a strip search?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Jimmy: she has a fair turn of speed when she gets to the clock machine!

Gadjo: you suspect correctly.

Patricia!!!

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