Self-Help

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Not long ago a fellow wandered into the local library. After a considerable wandering-around period he finally decided to ask for help. Seated behind the desk was an intimidating librarian who looked as though she had been there since at least the end of the civil war.

"Excuse me," said he, "But could you tell me where the self-help area is?"

The librarian considered him over the top of her glasses for a few moments and then replied,

"Of course I can, but that would defeat the purpose, now wouldn't it?"