No pomp & circumstance.
— Spinster (@SpinstersC) March 12, 2012
It’s always amusing to me when I go home or have telephone and/or e-mail conversations, and people say things like
So, did you have tea & crumpets with the Queen?
LOVE the British accent!
(because there’s only one, of course)Everyone sound so posh & proper over there.
Everyone is so well off over there! You’re so lucky!
And my favorite:
There are projects over there???!?!?
If one thinks about it, I wouldn’t be here if my services weren’t needed. If this place was as perfect as many imagine it to be, I’d be in Switzerland instead. (Does Switzerland even
need have social services?) To make things simple for those folks who may or may not read this, think of Washington, D.C. in the United States. The person considered to be the most powerful man on the planet – the President of the United States – lives there in a beautiful House, yet less than 5 miles away are some of the roughest neighborhoods in the nation.
Check out my photos below to get a better idea of the conditions which I work in every day.
Pomp & circumstance? Not really. Real life? Yes.
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