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What a Good Idea!

5 Apr

Last night I stopped at a library in an adjacent county to grab I book I had requested. I stood in front of the reserved shelves for quite a while, looking for the “R” section. A librarian wandered past and I asked her to help me.

“The ‘M’s’ are there, so the ‘R’s’ ought to be here” I waved my arms at the shelves, “but I just don’t see them What am I missing?”

“Oh, they’re right here”, she replied, and bent over to indicate a shelf near the floor. “They are listed this way”, and she pointed up and down.

A-B                         G-H

C-D                         I-J

E-F                         L-M, etc.

I thanked her and remarked that the books in my county are arranged straight across the shelf, “the way you do with Dewey numbers.”

“Oh! That’s a good idea! I’ll have to suggest that”, and she zipped off into the office.

To quote the Late and Unlamented, I never heard of such a thing.

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One Last Hurrah

21 Mar

Like the obnoxious guest who keeps coming back, Old Man Winter has been hanging around far, far too long.

Monday it was in the 50s  but yesterday morning the temperature dropped to the upper 30s, and it began to snow in the late afternoon. Now, “snow” here is a comparative noun. Or verb, depending upon your approach to these things.  Maybe we got a quarter inch, and although the forecast was for snow overnight, this morning was hovering around 32° F and it wasn’t snowing. At all. I had a 10:00 doctor appointment, but when I arrived the office was closed. At some point somebody had managed to come in to post a note on the inside of the class door, but nary a word to the patients. I did stop at a pet store to buy bird seed and a brush for the cat, but those people don’t know what to charge. They wanted $10.50 for a five pound bag of peanuts, when I could buy two of the same size next door at Costco! And I am NOT paying $7 for a brush when I can -and did – get one just as nice at the Dollar Store.  Came on home and stopped to pick up a few odds and ends at the grocery store. The library was also closed – as were the public schools – so no joy there. Other people stock up on toilet paper when it snows (WHY?) but we stock up on books.

Shortly after noon it did begin to snow in earnest, but we only got 2 inches – max. A bit further north, Eldest Daughter said she had 4 inches, and the roads were slick.  At the moment it is 37° and by the weekend it will be pushing 50° again.

Ah. The Board of Education has announced the schools must find a way to make up one day to have the kids in school for a full 180 days. What on earth are they going to learn in one day? Yeesh.

How High Can I Jump?

24 May

Sometimes it seems the only exercise I get is jumping to conclusions and pushing my luck.

This evening I had to dash over to the library to grab a book that was being held for me. As I walked across the lot a young woman came dashing out of the building, hopped into a car in a Handicapped spot, grabbed something, and then ran back inside.

When I got inside I proceeded to give her a large piece of my mind, pointing out that she was obviously not handicapped and had no business parking there.

Turns out she was driving her mum and that lady needed a walker to get around.

It’s hard to crawl under the rug when you have your foot in your mouth.