Y'know, no two days are the same in this job. Some days I love it, some days I don't. But what keeps it fresh is when an event never turns out the way you thought.
Take tonight for example. 50 or so 16-18 year olds coming in for "dinner and a brief quiz". Fine. No bother. Easy as pie.
Nobody told me they were gaelic. Nobody told me there would be a bagpiper. And nobody told me the piper would warm up about 2 feet away from my desk because she thought I wasn't there.
I got the fright of my life. And they were flat. Terribly, noticably flat. Dear God my ears were bleeding. And then the applause started. Don't encourage her people, please!
If an animal made that noise you'd have it put down. She's terrible.
But there's no stopping her. She seems to be going for all 93 verses of whichever tune this is.
Who hates flat bagpipes? Show of hands....