Remember how I was saying that work was bringing me down because they kept expecting me to actually work while I was there?? How they kept asking me to DO stuff?? And how that is obviously totally unfair?
Well, I went ahead and took matters into my own hands!! I marched right in there into my new boss' office and I said, "NOW YOU LOOK HERE..." -- okay, so maybe I said something more like, "Hi Sir. Do you have a minute?" -- well, he had a minute. A minute to say, "Are you busy right now?" Which is CLEARLY a trap....much like when a girl asks , "Do these pants make me look fat?" (HINT JOSH: Correct answer: NO! Have you lost weight?) or "Notice anything different?" (HINT JOSH: my hair is likely 6 inches shorter than it was when you left that morning!!! SHEESH!)
Anyway, back to my point - so I -- being the experienced USG employee that I am -- immediately responded that I was extremely busy! But then I ruined it all by adding, "Why? Do you need something?" (I totally shouldn't have added that last part! When the hell am I going to learn to quit while I'm ahead).
He needed something.
So I'm currently in Kuwait. Remember how I said Sudan was hot?? Well, Kuwait is that same temperature (for those of you who don't recall my bitch-fest that was Sudan, the daily median temperature was equal to the surface of the sun) but then, because God obviously still hates me, he added 97% humidity...just to make it more fun.
So far, I have had minimal interaction with the locals -- which is probably why there has not yet been an international incident here ...but give it time...give it time.
Will post some pics (of the dirt and US fast food chains) that appears to be Kuwait City later. You know how I love to give you guys a feel for the culture and/or my hotel room. Whichever.
Get thee to an independent bookstore.
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