Monday, January 30, 2006

What Was That Again?

This morning when I entered the library at my college to return a book (on Goa of all things!), I was confronted with a hand-written notice that said -

“Issue-return is closed due to sever[sic] problem with the computer.”

“Don’t you guys use cutting edge technology?”, I asked the librarian at the desk, with as straight a face as I could muster.

She didn’t get the joke. But then again, I figure anyone who can’t spell ‘severe’ or ‘server’ or whatever they were trying to spell there probably isn’t going to be all that quick on the uptake anyway!

2 comments:

_ð!®†ß¤¥ said...

dude... was it the cute (compared to the other monstrosities in there) lady that sits in the library?? If twas her, you shouldn't hv dunn it man... she's helpful... and btw, sorry to hear about the sarcasm lost on her.. Too bad a place to use your linguistic skills. Anyways, they deserve it...

Arnold said...

abhinav - it was the younger, slightly plump female... she did help me a little once... but i wouldnt go so far as to say she's nice... just a little less evil than the rest of the diabolic creatures in there...