Thursday, May 15, 2008

vultures!

yesterday was a rather liberating day. as days go. i formally declined the offer of employment made by my organisation and i sent out an email to everyone in my office to sell my stuff. i have already made some money for the Paris Fund and don’t anticipate having trouble getting rid of the rest of my things.

it is sort of fun selling all your stuff and i seriously recommend it, unless of course you need that stuff. it was a bit wild – all these kenyan women in my flat, nattering away, trying to bargain, and picking up EVERYTHING (even the stuff that is nailed down) and asking if it is for sale and for how much. i had to save my handbags before someone tried to pay me and walk out with them!

but today, i am spending the morning at home, with a cup of tea and the bbc (tea and the beeb are pretty much a running theme in my life) because i slept nearly 11 hours last night and woke up feeling meh. and i am so done with being sick, i am not going to work because sharing an office with 2 other people is a ticket to illness and if my colleagues are going to cough like they have tuberculosis and refuse to see a doctor, then i am staying at home with my tea and the beeb.

6 comments:

La Cabeza Grande said...

Oh, tell me you kept Your Art!?

By the way, tea and the beeb sound positively civilized after the attack of the bargain hunters.

lu said...

i positively kept the Piece of Art and i recently bought another Piece of Art and will hopefully add to my collection this week too! might as well stock up on nice things from kenya before leaving. i am not quite sure when i will be back...

Anonymous said...

everyone loves a bargain
xoxo

Sara said...

i bet it would have been similar to winners in calgary when the new shipments come in. i wouldn't know what it is like myself because that place gives me a rash...but i know a certain someone who could relate. (see above comment)

lu said...

hahahahahahahaha

oh, gq, you better be ready for unnecessary winners trips when i get home in just under 2 weeks!

xoxo

ogaram said...

Tell me you did not sell your friends? it is very important that you also retained your old friends. In africa, we have a saying never uproot your pumpkins when you are migrating becuase one day you will be back.

By the way get out and work.