Stupidity has a knack of getting its way

3 September 2005

Went to the library today with one aim in mind. To pick up a copy of The Year 1000 by Lacey and Dannziger. I’d looked up the call number and everything so didn’t have to bother with the OPACs. Headed straight for 942.017 and collected the book.

Took a quick look around but apart from a retelling of The Táin didn’t find anything else to pick up.

Checked books out, left another two back and renewed the others. Then I did a little food shopping and got home. Took out my book only to discover that I had picked up the wrong one. I’d been staring at the right one, but instead had taken 1066: The hidden history of the Bayeux Tapestry up.

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7 Responses

  1. NineMoons says:

    Well, it sounds…um…er…interesting? Tapestry. Exciting.
    Poor baby. So thick.

  2. Fence says:

    Well it aint only about the tapestry, but I still probly won't be reading it :)

  3. LiVEwiRe says:

    Quietly return it to the desk and request the correct book. Explain with a worldly grin that you had spent the previous part of the day doing international fund conversion and in Botswana, 1000 equals 1066… Simple error. =)

  4. NineMoons says:

    Is it about sex and love and God and death and war and peace and politics and hate and despair and ennui and the human condition AND tapestries? Cos that would be cool. Especially if there were horses and space battles too.

  5. Fence says:

    Good plan Livewire, but they'll be closed tomorrow and that five min walk is SO out of my way. It'll probably be next week till I make my next visit, and then I can pretend to have finished the 1066 one :)

    And NM, no. You are confuddling a tapestry with some crappy cancelled tv show ;)

  6. Carl V. says:

    So sorry Fence, that had to suck! Hopefully you can correct your mistake soon and with some degree of face-saving! :)

  7. Fence says:

    I'll just spend my time reading about Wellington instead, seeing as I didn't manage to finish that book last week