Friday, March 20, 2009

Thank heavens it's Friday!!!!

I am in the office...yippee. The network is back, but running horribly slow, so I am using an EDGE card for wireless connectivity on the teeny tiny laptop. Somehow it will not configure on the desktop. My files are all over the place because I have to be using so many machines and the external drive I ordered 2 1/2 months ago still hasn't reached. It is a pain to work under conditions where you type up forms online and then have to use a pre-printed version and re-fill out by hand because there is no legal size paper. The condition: systemic inefficiency.But thank heavens I have an income, even though I feel under very false pretences.

Monday is my last day in the office for three solid weeks.

The mason -or whatever these jack of all trades master of none types describe themselves as- cannot come to fix my back door today because he has to clear personal effects from customs. I was tempted to ask if that would take all day but remembered where I was. The irony is that it is perfectly understandable in larger communities, but on an island with 5,000 people days before pay day, just how many shipments do you think will have to be cleared? Anyway, I hope he comes over the weekend. I dont fancy one of his workers because he gives me the creeps. You just dont come around to work as a handyman and try to pick up your boss's client. It's just not done. And he is unrelenting, even though I have given him absolutely no indication that I could be remotely interested with the likes of his very bhutto self.

I am counting down to my departure. I am leaving this particular island on the morning of the 24th and the country on the morning of the 25th.


Azikiwe said...

"...I have an income, even though I feel under very false pretences..."

Don't feel guilty of this our M.P.s have been doing this to us for many years !

A beatitude :
"Bless the bhuttos for they forever revere true beauty"


p.s. what is the name of the fone service provider in the Island Behind God's Back ?

Sheer Almshouse said...

Cable and Wireless & Digicel.

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