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The Worst Thing Today

SGM
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Post by SGM » Tue September 7th, 2010, 8:39 pm

Tube strikes. It took me four hours to get home tonight.
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Post by Divia » Tue September 7th, 2010, 10:26 pm

People are using the library as if its their personal toilet.

Hmm, maybe I should say this instead ...they want their stuff, they can take whatever they want, and they can abuse me however they feel.

This is going to be a lonnnnnggggggg year .
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Post by Michy » Tue September 7th, 2010, 10:48 pm

[quote=""SGM""]Tube strikes. It took me four hours to get home tonight.[/quote]

I've heard about this on the news. Almost your entire evening wasted. Yuck. Were you able to get any good reading done (trying to look on the positive :) ).

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Post by michellemoran » Wed September 8th, 2010, 5:09 am

Michy, SDM, and Divia - I'm sorry to hear about all of this :( I agree with Divia. Through the late alarms and the inconvenient strikes and the rude students - at least there is good reading. Reading is what got me through a truly awful summer.
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Every librarian's nightmare

Post by annis » Wed September 8th, 2010, 6:32 am

Photo slideshow from a colleague at the University of Canterbury Library, showing what happens when your library is hit by a major earthquake :(

http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/photos.shtml

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed September 8th, 2010, 11:26 am

[quote=""SGM""]Tube strikes. It took me four hours to get home tonight.[/quote]

You have my sympathy, so glad I don't commute - I'm job-hunting at the moment and dreading having to go into London again. Good luck with the next one, hope it's not so bad.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed September 8th, 2010, 2:46 pm

[quote=""annis""]Photo slideshow from a colleague at the University of Canterbury Library, showing what happens when your library is hit by a major earthquake :(

http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/photos.shtml[/quote]
Oh, my, what a mess. I've been through several big shakers, and the cleanup is always a major hassle.

My sympathies to the tube-travelers.

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Post by Ludmilla » Wed September 8th, 2010, 3:23 pm

[quote=""Divia""]People are using the library as if its their personal toilet.

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Did your library get a favorable review on the toilet finder app? ;)

There is a certain floor in our office building where people often complain about the toilets. We joke about one day finding it unfavorably reviewed.

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Post by SGM » Wed September 8th, 2010, 6:04 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I've heard about this on the news. Almost your entire evening wasted. Yuck. Were you able to get any good reading done (trying to look on the positive :) ).[/quote]

There is a plus side to everything. The long journey allowed me to finish DD's Game of Kings which I have taken a while reading largely because I do a lot of reading in bed and unfortunately have been falling asleep almost as soon as I get there. However, it was a jolly good read and now I am onto the next.
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Post by fljustice » Wed September 8th, 2010, 8:27 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Nothing earth-shattering, or even important really, it's just adding up. Coldish, gray and windy outside. Makes things harder to take.[/quote]

Sorry about everyone's yucky day yesterday. I hope today was much, much better!
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