Tuesday, July 27, 2004

shutdown
Although I have no complaints about my life over here, there are nevertheless some days which are hard for my head. Like today.

This afternoon I have had a three hour meeting where I tried to explain the intricacies of aircraft systems to non-technical lawyers, in French.

And after I had done that I had to listen to them debate the delicacies of various choices of French legal terminology, reviewing a document, jumping around between lines, references and dossiers.

A strange thing happens after being so deeply and complicatedly submerged in a foreign language for that length of time. Your ears and brain just disconnect from each other, like they've decided that it is time for a break.

Well, I know how they feel. I'm off home :o)

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