Certain people have made comments about my inability to blog regularly. If my memory serves me correctly, these may be the same people who insinuated I have too much time on my hands at work for blogging too much!

Anyways, it is a Sunday night and I am watching the end of Mr & Mrs Smith (average action film starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pit). Whilst watching Brangelina argue and shoot things is fun, I thought I might blog a bit too.

The topic of today’s blog is Evil Gypsy Lady (EGL for short). EGL was a patron of mine when I worked at a certain library service. She seemed to take great offence to the fact that I was:
a) male
b) not going to pull every Jackie Collins novel ever published out of my ar$e for her to borrow.

I remember asking someone else to serve her one time. I then felt really guilty for asking Ms. Librarian to do this as I knew it wouldn’t end well. EGL proceeded to call Ms. Librarian a ‘b!tch’ and tell her that she ‘hoped she got lost in the desert with no camels or water’. She then proceeded to use a four letter word starting with f (not fork) in front of children at the top of her voice and had to leave. I believe she received a politely worded letter from our CEO telling her not to come back.

EGL is easily distinguished by the tea-cosy she wears on her head and the shawl that she wears. She hates male librarians and is in love with Jackie Collins. Her nickname came about when she ‘cursed’ Ms. Italian for not procuring an early Jackie Collins novel. Poor Ms. Italian (who, by the way, is living more happily than ever…which just goes to show that EGL’s cursing powers were rather bad).

Evil Gypsy Lady

5 thoughts on “Evil Gypsy Lady

  • October 15, 2007 at 7:49 am

    Ahhhh, the perils of being a male librarian. Maybe EGL just wanted to have your babies like all the rest of us. Now this might prompt me to write about the ‘what’s on this one’ man that we currently have blessing our library most tuesday mornings. And no, I don’t want to have his babies!

  • October 15, 2007 at 7:56 am

    Well, as long as they can’t be identified, blog away! (darn libel laws).
    And I missed out on having EGL’s babies…darn, I could have been the father of a brood of evil gypsy kids who would do my evil biddings. Mwahahahaha.

  • October 15, 2007 at 9:28 am

    I sincerely hope you are not insinuating that there is anything wrong with tea cosies!


  • October 16, 2007 at 5:12 am

    hey what’s going here! where’s my name? not fashionable enough for you? exotic fashionable librarians are to be treasured there are not enough of them. (as quoted by fatrat) not that we’re gossiping in the workroom or anything but thought we’d get on the band wagon.

    well if the rumours are true then i’m expecting an invite to the wedding (mrs robinson knows where i live)

    looking forward to the next round.

  • October 18, 2007 at 1:21 am

    I guess sending her a Christmas card is out of the question..(ha-Ha).
    Did I ever tell you about my Cross-Dresser.(this was years and years ago…And yet I can still visualize it….(she was called Miss Feather).

    Anyway, it got a bit awkward when he/she asked me what shade of lipstick would go with her/his complex. Somehow I don’t think Cherry Blossom lipstick would have worked on him/her. But I wasn’t game enough to say so…

    I would of gladly swapped with you for your evil gypsy lady any day. …(Ha-Ha). Who says library work is boring? Hmmm…


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