Tuesday 21st July - Wednesday 22nd July – 8 months, , 5- 6 days
I was sitting in an external meeting which was having a ho-hum kind of moment between speakers, idly pondering the giant poster my workplace had put up on the wall behind us. It seems to me like it would’ve been an expensive job, but people get this kind of stuff done here a lot – they get a shiny big banner printed up for a one day or two day meeting. I don’t know what people do with these posters after the meetings. Take ‘em home until someone uses it for a tarp, I guess. (Rule #43 of Timorese living: Never, ever, ever throw a single item away. I know, I know, you thought I was a hoarder. Timorese people win hands down in the hoarding stakes every time, trust me.)
Anyway, I was looking at it, wondering if it was a good thing it only had one spelling mistake, or a bad thing it was in a rather key word.
And while I was looking at it, the sticky tape holding this (4 metre long, heavy plastic) banner pulled off the wall, and the banner narrowly missed falling on a senior staff member’s head as they were about to begin speaking.
That's what working here is like.