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Monday, May 17, 2010

Knife and tweezers

A strange day.

None of the clocks at work are right. The musical clock by Frog's desk played 'Dardanella' and chimed thirteen. It was five to ten in the morning.

We received a corporate communiqué telling us that
  1. We were busier than ever. With three exclamation marks.
  2. There will be a wide range of exciting events in our libraries this month. With one exclamation mark.
  3. Staff morale is good and we all feel engaged in the corporate march to perfection. With a full stop.
A Library Assistant accused me of Doublespeak because I objected to a customer being referred to as a bookworm.

An email invited me to a seminar on protecting public e-services by outsourcing.

On the bus home I did the Clockword puzzle in the Metro.

The answer was "Winston Smith."

I shan't sleep tonight.


Madame DeFarge said...

If you see rats, run.

nursemyra said...

I shan't object if you call me an bookworm. I think it would sound rather endearing coming from you

Webrarian said...

We had two exclamation marks on the "intranet homepage" this morning. What's going on? Are they breeding?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Madame DeF: I might return the advice!

nursemyra: be careful what you wish for! (-:

Webrarian: oh eck, it must be a new SOCITM standard!!!