Friday, November 18, 2005

Smells

I think I gravitate towards smelly workplaces. When I was a swimming teacher people would complain about my permanet chlorine odour. While working at Chungking Mansions I exuded CKM One - a heady mix of curry, smoke and incense. I now come home from the farm stinking of animals in general, particularly things that cats and mice do.

Work is going well and the search for a second job is looking okay. My colleagues are nice and weird enough to be very interesting. Today we went to the fish and chip shop to pick up lunch and brought it back for a picnic sitting on the compost bins. The weather was freezing (frost stuck till afternoon) and the bins were the only dry and sunny spot.

Today was my first day working with my co-worker on the asylum seeker project. Her name is Mary and our boss delighted in introducing us to people as 'Joseph and Mary the new staff members'. I'm waiting for more jokes involving us, hay and the animals. It brought back long repressed memories of 'where's Mary?' infants school taunts...

2 comments:

pip said...

Joe
Good to read your blogs lately-
Pip

joe said...

Thanks Pip. Your last blog post is so funny! I'm sure that was Louise who left the first comment...

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