April 2nd, 2010

Friday Foolery #79: I lied

Last month I said it was too depressing to take photos at work of the duct tape holding our carpet together.

We received an email on April Fools Day yesterday that read, in part,

Please expect carpet repair work on the public stairs and staff corridor, i.e., the heavily trafficked, significantly duct-taped path from our freight entrance to the public area.

I think the back door is considered our freight entrance so I took a picture to serve as a ‘before’ if this ends up not being a joke.

Brace yourself. It really has looked like this since the first day of my internship here the summer of 2007. Any long-timers want to weigh in on just how long it’s been this way?

The worst part is that this is not the most significantly duct-taped carpet in the library, not by a long shot. I’m not sure any of us can handle photographic evidence of that part but we’ll see what next week may bring here.

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2 Responses to “Friday Foolery #79: I lied”

  1. janna says:

    Three of our four floors have relatively new carpet, but the fourth floor still has the original 1972 carpet, with lots of duct tape. I think I’ll go take a picture!

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