Posted by: paultovell | July 24, 2009

Free beer…?

And so ends another challenging week in the public library service.  The police have been called twice (drug abuse and violent brawl); a familiar teenager – on bail from prison and who once nearly set fire to the children’s library – asked if we had any books on growing your own cannabis; and the public computers have had a major upgrade that knocked them out of use for three days.  This prompted one or two complaints, including my favourite from a regular customer, who moaned that you wouldn’t go into a pub that didn’t have any beer.  “No,” said my colleague, “but you’d have had to pay for the beer…”


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