An inconsiderate bastard who couldn’t be arsed returning his books on time received an unpleasant glare from the local librarian. Obviously a repeat offender, no doubt the thought of getting out of bed and tearing himself away from his Facebook page was too much.
Unaware that many Camberwellians have nothing better to do than reserve library books and complain about the stuff that keeps their dentures in place, the tension around the issue desk was palpable.
The site of a furious librarian is unlikely to strike fear into the hearts of people who borrow books from libraries anytime soon. Recently backchat and questioning librarian’s authority has been happening with frightening regularity. Last week a woman categorically denied that she still had a book and refused to pay her fine. Told in no uncertain terms to write a letter of appeal to the local council, the disgruntled alopecia sufferer left the scene muttering with a pissed off look on her face.