days gone by

Hmmm…was reminded somewhat of my public library days when reading about interesting patrons elsewhere. My own library regular visitors, some of whom you could smell a mile away. Others were occasionally strange but get them on their topic and they became engaging and interesting. Occasionally the library was used as a drop by drug gangs in the area, part of the ceiling in the lift always seemed to be left askew. Then there were the delights of noisy, and occasionally violent, students. Security guards were a regular feature, one during much of the year with up to three in peak periods. Even had the odd guard or two beaten up, just the sort of thing to make librarians feel relaxed. Despite the negatives, there were good times too: lovely patrons, inquisitive kids, interesting questions and lots of passionate folk.

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