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Monday, November 22, 2010

Imaginary numbers

I am chatting with a colleague from another place about another subject when we get to comparing cuts in the book fund.

"We're getting a cut of £400,000," he tells me.

"Ouch," I winced. "Mind you, you'd done well to have had that big a book fund after all that business last year."

"Oh, we haven't. The book fund budget's now -£120,000. But the accountants are happy and that's the main thing isn't it?"


Happy Frog and I said...

We live in a scary world, this just proves it. All the priories are out of whack.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Happy Frog & You: I know it's counter-intuitive, but it's easier to cope in a situation that's entirely unreasonable and impossible than when it is just marginally so. If something's impossible there's no pressure to be able to deliver it.

savannah said...

everything is upside down, sugar and yet, i'm happy to wake up every morning. xoxoxo

Gadjo Dilo said...

Yes, that's the main thing. Why not suggest to them that the library be stocked with their own double entry bookkeeping books instead the expensive real ones.

libby said...

I agree with the 'if something is impossible.....'.
For some time now, if my boss had asked me to sign a document saying I would swim the channel I would have signed it......never would have happened..no pressure as you say.

Madame DeFarge said...

Does that mean you have to hand back books then?

Happy Frog and I said...

Yes, thank you, that does make me feel better. :-)

Kevin Musgrove said...

savannah: that's the ticket!

Gadjo: we're not convinced they can do double entry book-keeping.

libby: makes all the difference, doesn't it?

Madame DeF: that's one of the stories I couldn't tell this time last year.

Happy Frog & You :)