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Record Offices - Dress Code? and Situations Vacant

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Heather

Heather Report 10 May 2006 12:41

Dozey middle aged distractor at the ready Sweaty arm pits slightly light on his feet junior archivist ready (tugs at Glen's ankle manacle)

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 10 May 2006 12:23

Angela, I have spent the last few mins in front of the mirror (not a regular occurance!) and am certain I have ''the look'' perfected..... So, if only I had a full band of assistance, I could be on my way! Merry

Angela

Angela Report 10 May 2006 09:40

Morning, Merry. I have skulked out of the corner after my faux pas yesterday and the pointy hat has fallen off. I will probably never be allowed into polite society again. I would like to share with you the one thing that I always wear when going to a Record Office. I am never without my bewildered, out-of-my-depth, what-am-I-doing-here look. It has never gained me any sympathy or help, but I live in hope.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 10 May 2006 09:24

Sorry to say that KimKat won't be serving drinks.... she has ''left the building''.

jojobetty

jojobetty Report 10 May 2006 06:26

I must say, spent the last 40 minutes just laughing. Smashing start to the day. Never actually got round to updating anything but worth every minute. Thanks.jojo

Macbev

Macbev Report 10 May 2006 05:42

Haven't been around for ages..Christmas took a LOT out of me.. but I'm finding this thread very informative! Now I know what I was doing wrong when I was taken to the Bristol R.O by a kind 'cousin' . We went en famille, but Sis and my O.H elected to keep a seat warm in the cafeteria while cousin and I investigated the goodies.I was wearing a bag imprinted with an Aboriginal dotted painting (to advertise my origins, natch) but that was confiscated by the Dragon at Reception and I got a stubby little pencil as trade. Cousin luckily knew how to Work the System, so we found quite a bit in the time available to us. Hubby and Sis had plasticised sandwiches and cool tea waiting for us when we got hungry, then the Cafeteria evicted us before we could think about seconds. I'd love to have another go and am willing to volunteer for anything, Merry. I still have my afghan from Christmas, so I'm not afraid of the chill. Just say the word and I'll be over there in a shot. Beverley from Perth

Heather

Heather Report 9 May 2006 23:34

Well I volunteered Glen

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 9 May 2006 22:26

Apparently not....... Obviously no one wishes to help me....... **flounces from room, tripping up over Kays sandal as she goes** (think Dick Emery!) Merry

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 9 May 2006 22:24

No more volunteers ?

Michael

Michael Report 9 May 2006 13:38

I consider myself extremely fortunate that, although most of my family have expressed some interest when told of my findings, none of them has shown the least inclination to go out and find anything themselves - believe me, taking any of them to a RO with me would put any H&W team in the shade!

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 9 May 2006 13:27

Oops....thought you were writing an important letter?? M

Heather

Heather Report 9 May 2006 13:22

lol - thats you out of your mothers will.

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 9 May 2006 13:22

Who?????? Merry

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 9 May 2006 13:17

Heather Oh heck I thought i had deleted that pic from my homepage,i must be more careful when i select the priveliged few to my homepage,i'm finding out some of them bite!!!!!!!!!!! Anyhow who is the middle aged beauty you mentioned earlier,never heard of her before. Glen

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 9 May 2006 12:49

''nudge'' for Meercat

Heather

Heather Report 9 May 2006 12:10

Not many volunteers are there? Erm, Glen (dragged by the ankle manacle chain fitted by Heather and Merry weeks ago), you could surely offer to be the slightly light on his feet junior archivist, couldnt you - with long floppy hair and striped shirt with red tie and patches of sweat when you lift your arm to push back your floppy fringe?

Heather

Heather Report 9 May 2006 11:48

Well, Im a virgin every time Merry, so dont worry about it! You can hear the archivists begging to go to their breaks when they see me signing in and dropping me see thru carrier bag on the way thru. Perhaps you could nip in and check out the list of prairie fork makers c1850 when you do go.

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 9 May 2006 11:46

Heather, I AM a RO Virgin! I don't think ONE VISIT to the Family Record Centre, before It was called that, in about 1990, counts! Merry

Heather

Heather Report 9 May 2006 11:37

Tongue in cheek? I thought this was a tips thread. This must have so put off the records office virgins. There they are now sitting in front of their puters, faces glum, imagining having to pull on their lycra trousers and possibly increase their weight by at least 12 stone before they gain entry to the office, pushing their way through herds of Roy and Hayley Croppers to get to a fiche machine and then the horror of staring at Latin Hymns instead of Norwich St Faiths marriages micro film, because you picked up the wrong one, chatted up the elderly anorak to put it on for you and now have to sit nodding and smiling like you really are a Latin scholar who actually wanted these hymns for your research.

*** Fuzzy

*** Fuzzy Report 9 May 2006 11:03

What a wonderful tongue in cheek thread Merry. Personally I think you should go in a little black dress and high heeled shoes, that would get you noticed and certainly give people something to talk about!!! Karenx