Throughout the week there were many many introductions and a lot of tea. SO MUCH TEA. And very tasty tea too. On the first day in the office I must have been offered tea at least six times within the first three minutes I was there. I kept explaining that I had just barely finished a cup of tea. By about lunchtime I had realized that having just finished a cup of tea was not a legitimate reason to turn down another cup of tea. Over the course of three days in the office I must have had at least 15 cups of tea, and turned down at least 20 or 200. Hopefully by the end of the summer I’ll be able to keep up.
I took the bus each morning out to a CRJI office. I was quite pleased to navigate the bus system without any major issues. “Navigate” really only meaning that I got on the bus where is originated and then when the driver told me to… I got off the bus, and was there. And perhaps there were some very minor issues… like getting on the wrong bus before I found the right bus… and the fact that after a long struggle to count out the proper change for the bus fare I finally just held out my hands full of coins and the driver took what was owed (this may or may not have happened at the grocery store too…and the convenience store…). I am much better with the change now, but really, why did they have to make sooo many different coins? All different shapes and sizes and really hard to read and the size of the coins does NOT correspond directly with how much they are worth. …I suppose the dime is smaller than the nickel… but we only have 4 coins compared to the five trillion over here. I do like the currency overall however, I am having fun saying and paying for things in pounds and pence.