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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Four engagements and a hospital visit

"Hettie's been on the 'phone," says Maybelle. "She says that one of their customers has been in twice today to use the computers and what should she do about it?"

I'm surprised at the question.

"The same as she has been doing for the past ten years, surely?"

I don't know why it's an issue, it's not as if people are fighting for the computers at Catty Library. Libraries love a bit of rationing.


Macy said...

Has something been lost in translation? Is Hettie worried that this customer using the PC to mainline porn, or contact Abu Hamza?

Robert Swipe said...

We have the same thing with marker pens at our place. You know - "How can we be sure they're using them for sniffing and not scribbling a lot of meaningless equations on a white board....?" That sort of thing.

I guess, in the end, it all comes down to trust, doesn't it?



Pat said...

Well she may be having fun and that shouldn't be allowed.

Unknown said...

use customer-specific personalised egg-timers?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Macy: och, they can do that, just so long as it's once a day.

Bob: Marker pens. Wars have been fought.

Pat: you have captured the zeitgeist!

Wendy: I know a library within 15 miles of me that does!

Happy Frog and I said...

Sometimes I wonder why we don't just go back to the trusty old abacus and be done with it!