26 October 2007

My library fine totals thirteen pounds and twelve new pence

which even by my standards is quite good going.

I could tell you that this is all disability-related and why I get paid DLA, but you'd only report me to the Daily Mail.

True, though.


Blogger An Unreliable Witness said...

Books are heavy. Particularly carrying them. Disabled people should be allowed to borrow them from libraries and never return them. Ever. And not be charged anything.

12:05 pm  
Blogger broke said...

I once managed to get out of paying a fine of nearly £40. I said to the woman on the desk that I'd had some 'health problems' recently. This was kind of true as I'd been borderline suicidal for about 2 months and hadn't left the house. I could see her about to ask for some sort of evidence, but she then caught sight of the titles of the books I was returning. You know the sort of thing: "What to do when you want to die"; "The children's history of despair"; "I wish I'd never been born: A memoir". She nodded quickly without meeting my eye again and I rushed outside, still with £40 in my pocket to blow on cheap alcohol and cigarettes.

3:31 pm  
Blogger Katie said...

Mr Witness - that is right.

Broke - Welcome! And such a great plan. Thank you. Unfortunately it was Sir Gawain and the Green Knight that I had on loan and I am not convinced that is convincing as a marker of illness. I will try harder next time.

1:38 am  

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