Stars, lasers and taxi cabs – the glorious (and mixed) metaphors of workplace language
Animal impressions, chess addiction and meaningful work – trying to be an upstanding museum worker, with mixed results
Riding the zeitgeist and cleaning toilets – epiphanies while working the nightshift
Kiwifruit, Viagra and the gift of rain – on trying and failing to develop a work ethic
An audio version of “School’s out forever” is featured in this episode ☝️ of the Without a hitch podcastLeaving high school was hard. Leaving high school again was even harder. I was terrified the first time I left high school. The rules and routines of school held me in suspension
How the New Zealand government dashed my aspirations of becoming an investigative journalist by capturing my face The wind was dusting up the Newtown air; it was difficult to see clearly. Taking refuge in Cash Converters, I slipped between exercise contraptions from nineties infomercials and walls of sad, scratched compact
An audio version of “The slow thaw” is featured in this episode ☝️ of the Without a hitch podcastMatsui-sensei blinked and wiped the sweat from his eyes. His curly hair frizzed in the humidity. He wrestled to half-tuck his shirt over his belly as he introduced himself as my team-teaching associate.