I was amused when visiting a naval museum at the staff attitude there, from enduring so many French school groups.
So I'm scouting for quotes on a bespoke counter display style plinth and acrylic top, and starting to get fed up of the same few websites popping up over again no matter how I seem to modify my search (over spec and over budget, they aren't able to deliver on time...)
You may know I can be amused by quite immature things, (nsfw comic here) so imagine how the website pictured below gave me a Friday afternoon giggle. My apologies if you think I'm making mock of LGBT, this is simply about the bizarre humour of a phrase you don't expect to see so really out of usual context.
Issue #1 here.
Issue #2 here.
I don't get this much where I work currently. But it is mid half term right now and like a warzone out there.
Expect to see more NEW and EXCITING! tales of badly applied SCIENCE in the MUSEUMS of the FUTURE!
Go and have a go at making your own pulp tales covers, as it's very easy to edit once you prod it a bit, and has great potential for entertaining things to stick on the staff notice board.
Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel recently Tweeted this photo of a 15th century book, showing that cats are not only interested in messing with your modern day keyboard. There is a long historical precedent for cats messing with whatever you're trying to write...
Next time you yell "agh gerroff it you little!..." think that you're probably sharing sentiments with a 15th century scholar. :)
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops has been giving me a good laugh lately, which is a tumbler feed using popular animated gifs to express the shop staff's reactions to blinders such as:
When a customer asks for a book with a photograph of Jesus in it
That time I caught a customer having too much fun with a cope of the Karma Sutra
There's also a lot more compiled as an amusingly illustrated book well worth a reccy for a disbelieving laugh at things that have been said and done, and the second volume is coming soon.
Go and have a look for a giggle.
'In a recent survey 20% of respondents confessed that they had fallen in love in a museum, with the V&A topping the list as the most romantic destination to find the love of one's life'. V&A curator, Sue Pritchard's blog on The Power of Love.
Spare a thought for all those public facing staff who act in an approachable manner, smile nicely, listen with interest, and chat in an informed and friendly way. These are the people who then have to field unexpected gifts, hide in cupboards from minor stalking, and politely explain that they are simply PAID to be nice to people all day. Tagged publicly with their name on show and held captive in their galleries, they can't escape the weirdos easily!
I'd really like the survey for how many staff have had to fend off well intentioned but misunderstood advances, or actually successfully fallen in love with a visitor!
(my apologies for the fast and scrappy text in the cartoon)
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