dimanche 18 novembre 2007

Pfiew !

I'd have sworn I had updated this last Sunday. Apparently not so.
So what's been up in my world ?
First, we still have that much work to do at the museum. I thought it was going to calm down, but noooo. The exhibition is due to start on the 8th of December (it was supposed to start on the 24th of November but it was obvious it wouldn't be ready) and we still have to send a few panels to the panel designers (not sure what the tech word is in English).

Yuck ! And it's driving us crazy. See, I have a degree in History, but not my colleague, because he chose a shorter, more practical and professionally oriented carrier. Which is great, because he knows a lot more stuff than I do about events setting and all that. And he sure knows as much as I do in 2nd Word War History, as he's been in the job for 5 years.
Well, we have this woman who claims that she is the "historical caution" of the Museum (says she, because she doesn't have any official status), and because my colleague doesn't have a History degree, she keeps bringing him down and telling him "you don't know anything, I do, I was a high school teacher" (and I'm not talking figuratively, I'm quoting her exact words. I know, hard to believe anyone would steep so low as saying that).
So she made the preparation of this exhibition a long hell by criticizing everything we wrote...
I can't wait till it's all up and we're rid of that.

And it's sad. Because, while you're searching the land for pictures of your witnesses, archives...while you're making up plans to kill the damn woman who's making all this a hell, well, you forget why you're doing that job in the first place.
I was watching a lame TV movie the other day about the same subject as our exhibition (people who helped Jews and resistants during the war), and I noticed I was moved. And I couldn't help thinking how stupid I was to be moved by some made up story in a lame TV movie, while I was so harsh at work dealing with REAL people's lives.
Sometimes things become blurry and you have to slap yourself to keep what really matters in mind.

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1 commentaire:

incognito a dit…

good point,
i think this has parallels in other areas
as well.

hope things work out for you soon.
perhaps that woman didn't get her flu shot,
and is susceptible... that would get her out of
your hair for a while!!