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Friday, March 04, 2011

Look mum, it's the singing gynaecologist!

News from Catty Library's staff meeting.

Julia had gone through the corporate briefing and news of the latest round of savage cuts minor efficiencies that do not affect front-line services and asked for any other business.

"There's the issue of access to the safe key during the lunch hour," says Agnes.

"Why would you want the safe key at lunchtime?" asks Julia. "Cashing up's done at the end of the day."

"We might need it," insisted Agnes.

"What for?" asked Julia.

"Well, what happens if an armed robber comes into the library and demands to get into the safe?"

Julia, to her immense credit, kept her composure.

"If any armed robbers come into the library you might want to not tell them about the safe," she says, quietly.


Pat said...

Is the safe big enough for an armed robber to get into?
Just wondering.

Britta said...

Sometimes even headlines are a complete mystery to me :-)

Gadjo Dilo said...

Your average armed robber certainly doesn't want to be kept hanging around until cashing up time. Though I daresay you could find something for him to read while he waits.

Lynne said...

Someone must speak to Agnes' mother and ask her to restrict the TV shows that dear Agnes is watching-no more police shows!

zmkc said...

But what if they ask (I cannot tell a lie, sir)?

libby said...

It is a ruse. The armed robber doesn't really want the petty cash. He wants to access all the wonder that the library can offer...he needs help and is too scared to ask for it.....

Gadjo Dilo said...

Libby's right: people who are not brought up in houses where there are books and stuff lying around are often very scared of libraries.