Thursday, 9 June 2011

Pitying sniggers

Most of the time my job is quite mundane: schoolruns and public transport for example. And then there are the more fun things to do like schooltrips and outings with senior citizens. But sometimes you get the cherry on the cake (which in my case is not as good as it sounds since I hate cherries). And this week I've got the cherry: a four day trip, staying in a hotel and the like. I've told most of my colleagues over the past few days and the response I got from them? The pitying sniggers from the title! Because it's not just any ordinary four day trip. It's with little football players (the proper round ball game) from Lisburn, Northern Ireland. I've got to pick them up from the airport, take them to their meeting point and then to their lodgings and on the subsequent days I've got to drive them (all 21 of them) to their games, which happen to be in one place, and on Monday I've got to drive them back to the airport.

Of course that part doesn't really warrant the sniggers and the pitying looks. After all, I've done something similar before with a Dutch group in Denmark. But this time it's not Denmark with a Dutch group, this time it's the Netherlands with a foreign group. And even though the Netherlands is small, there are still quite a few places that are more than an hour's drive away. I stay in a town that's less than 45 minutes away! Which does warrant the sniggers and the looks and the guffaws and everything else my colleagues have thrown at me over the last two days...

In other news: I thought having all my photos on an external hard drive was safe. I was mistaken, since it burned through. They are trying to recover as many photos as they can at the computer place as I'm typing this!



  1. Sorry for your computer troubles. I guess we need to have two copies of everything important.

  2. I hope your photos can be recovered. How awful!

  3. hang in there sweetie

  4. Awful, awful, awful about the photos, Mara. Reminds me I have to copy mine.
    I guess time will tell what the pitying sniggers are all about. I expect you will return from that trip exhausted after dealing with 21 little Irishmen. LOL
    Luv — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Oh my, I am so sorry about your photos. ((HUGS)) Hope your trip is better then you expected.


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