The poor librarian at the Salem Public Library was in such a terrible position. She could not allow a single fax to be sent without one dollar. I had to listen to the patron pleading her case, rather politely, to this employee of the library that is so strapped for cash, that they were forced to sell this extremely expensive painting that had been sitting in the director’s office.
My god, what dire straights you must have been in, oh Salem Public Library. One dollar?
That’s okay. Fortunately, I had at least one dollar to donate to the patron who was just trying to send a fax.
The patron said, “God Bless You, sir.”
Boy, I sure hope the library recovers from it’s difficult financial slump. The one that apparently was so bad that they could still hire a contractor to do basic repairs of the property.