First One’s Free
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There’s a running joke in my house. When somebody offers around a sweet treat like a cookie, slice of cake, or chocolate and it is turned down you must pretend to be a minor drug dealer and remind them that the first one’s free. I can’t remember how it got started and visitors to the house think we’re odd, but hey that’s pretty much true.

I was thinking about that line today but resisted using it as I didn’t think Miss O’Reilly from our local primary school would have appreciated the humour. She had brought in her Junior Infants class for one of my “Welcome to the Library” visits.

Ever since Boss Lady had her annual performance review at Library HQ last week she has been nagging us about increasing membership numbers. I tried looking up the popul...

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