Friday, April 22, 2011

How to make your job seem insignificant.

So there I was at work yesterday making (not very groundbreaking) television when I got a call from an old friend of mine.

She is one of the people who makes up the mortar and bricks of my life, I went to school with her, university, flatted after university etc etc.

She now lives in London and phoned about ten yesterday morning - and for some reason it was a terrible line.

'Wow, the line is rubbish, you sound like you're in the middle of nowhere.'

'I'm in Uganda, so, yeah.'

'Uganda? Why?'

'Setting up a school. Bringing a bit of help to a small piece of Uganda.'

It was at that point it dawned on me that my work efforts go in to entertaining people and all her work efforts are going into educating people who are less fortunate than she is.

I know who Mother Teresa would more impressed with.

Anyway, after nattering away for some time she said as we were winding up the call, 'So remember I'm setting up a school, not here getting a baby.'

'Well you could always get yourself one if you really wanted.'

'Everybody has been saying that to me. A woman even said to me today, (and you have to read this with an African accent),'You should take a baby home with you, we've got heaps!'

'She has a point.'

'No, I'm not bloody Madonna.'

I reckon Mother Teresa would like her even more.


Jo said...

That's a little alarming, the heaps of babies comment!

tinman18 said...

Make television about her (free trip to Uganda). Publicise what she's doing, encourage others to do the same, include the Madonna joke as well.
Bet Mother Teresa couldn't do any of that.

laughykate said...

Yup, and from the mouth of a Ugandan woman.

Now you're talking, Tinman! That would make me feel alot better about what I'm doing !