I got a bit wet with all that rain - which was odd because I was inside the library. I'm reliably informed this happens all the time (although presumably only when it's raining) and we're waiting to see if we can have a new roof.
Then someone was passing round a list of real questions people have asked librarians:
'Do you have books here?'
'Do you have a list of all the books I've read'?
'Do you have any books with photographs of dinosaurs?'
'Can you tell me why so many famous battles were fought on National Park sites?'
'Where in the library can I find a power socket for my hair dryer?'
'Do you have that book... it's by a local author, I don't remember the name of the author or the title of the book, but it's a big one.'
There are more of them here.
Meanwhile, there have been missives from The Powers That Be regarding money-savings, which include a biscuit embargo and severe cutbacks on 'casual photocopying'. I'm not entirely sure what 'casual photocopying' is - maybe it's when you do it in your PJs. Someone suggested they mean 'frivolous or unnecessary copying' and in an attempt to clarify this I asked whether it was when you are photocopying your own arse?
Then I remembered - I had promised myself I wouldn't say 'arse' in the library again.
Then My Favourite Artist visited and made me say 'penis' again so my copybook is well and truly blotted now. Just a fortnight away from finishing my probationary period too.
But by far my favourite line of the day was from a little old lady this afternoon. I was having trouble making out what she was saying when she announced: 'Oh, I've just realised - I've come out without me teeth!"