So, no more “Cactus Flower” gang.
RIP Ingrid and Walter.
Long Live Goldie!
A bit of a lazio! Luckily, everyone seemed to have taken the day or even the entire week / month off. So, no-one noticed my being rather unproductive. Just cleaning up some stuff from Friday’s conference and sorting some of my files.
And have I mentioned that all the good people were having the day off and I was stuck with one of the most annoying creatures in the universe? And because my team of 4 was reduced to a team of 1 (i.e. me) that same someone was my temporary teammate!
Maybe, I should have followed my boss’ advice. She told me on Friday – post conference at about 7pm – to go and see the doctors on Monday and get a couple of sick days.
Finally, the day that caused me to have a 7 to 9 job – getting up at 5am is a pain in the buttocks, my friends. Silver lining: no rush hour!
Gotta admit, I was quite fascinated by the “expertise” of our experts on human trafficking. Hours well spent preparing for it.
Kinda reminds me of the day I told a friend of mine: “I love human trafficking”. And she shushed me and said, don’t say things like that out loud – someone might get you wrong. But seriously, I love the subject of it – cause there’s so much wrong about it, it’s frustrating, saddening, depressing but working on a counter trafficking project gives you a sense of satisfaction, passion, accomplishment. And if I were more courageous I’d want to do what Kru Nam from Thailand does: just walk into some of these “clubs”, grab as many children as I can carry and walk out of it again. And like her, set up a new safe home for these kids. She’s a true hero!
Though I was – and still am sick – some of my healthy colleagues seemed much more lethargic.
And the remaining two musketeers decided to give a lecture on internally displaced persons and environmental refugees at the government’s facilities. Yes, that’s how enthusiastic we were this week – although the pile of papers on my desk grew by the hour each day. Never a dull moment, I’d say!