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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ovaltine was a blessing

Half the staff are just getting over the lurgi and the other half are knee-deep in cough drops. Even Lucy, who takes stoicism and self-denial to extreme lengths, has had to admit defeat and go home to a hot bath and industrial strength Covonia.

The effect on public service goes further than our struggling to staff the counters and presenting the service as a collection of red-cheeked shivering wrecks. A customer came into Gypsy Lane Library this afternoon and put her scarf and gloves right back on.

"Eee... It's cowd in here!" she said.

"Is it?" asked Pansy.

Pansy's been running such a high temperature that she hadn't realised that the heating had tripped off at half ten this morning.

9 comments:

libby said...

Could you not do some festive dancing? or frantic book type work? go mad and have a frenetic few minutes...it'll warm you up no end......or drink ginger wine...lovely stuff....

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

lol good blog
have a good christmas!
john

Kevin Musgrove said...

libby: the festive dancing was last week, at Spadespit Library. And then there was the Dutch Bend Library staff do...

Many thanks John!

Gadjo Dilo said...

Hope you have a good Christmas, Kev.

Britta said...

Dear Kevin Musgrave,
reading you post with a cup of Ovaltine beside me, dreaming of Horlick (which you can't get here) and feeling warm makes a nice contrast to chilly libraries!
I wish you a Merry Christmas with mulled wine! Britta

Kevin Musgrove said...

Thanks Gadjo!

And thanks Britta!

zmkc said...

This seems to be the Christmas greeting post of choice, so Happy Christmas and New Year, Kevin, thank you for your posts throughout the year.

Kevin Musgrove said...

zmkc: and thnaks to you, too!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Or even thanks...