Sunday, January 24, 2010

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread

Nothing is cheap, so I have to fund my studies by working. Unfortunately, my current work place is located in my former home town Turku. So, I can mainly only work during the weekends. I guess I could try to find another place here in Tampere, but I love the place I'm working in so much that I don't think I'd be able to find an equal place anywhere. My work place is located on the bank of river Aura, pretty much in the best spot in Turku. It's a big building covered by red bricks and it is surrounded by parks. It is also quite old, this year it will have its 710th official birthday. It is sitting in the middle of Finnish history and culture and it's one of the most famous places in the country. It's also the national building of the Evangelic Lutheran religion in Finland. The place itself is extremely beautiful and filled with stories of the past and present generations. I enjoy profoundly working there and wouldn't be easily lured away from there - even if I needed to travel to Turku every time I wanted to work.

So, this weekend I was working again. Being a caretaker in the Finnish national church is sometimes rather challenging, but it suits my persona. I've been there since 2001 and there're still so many things I don't know... And when you thought you knew all, there's always some tourist coming to ask some really weird stuff and you just have to try to help them the best you can. To get to the grips what my work really feels like, here is a small joke I made during the Christmas period. (Everything always gets accumulated in Christmas and Easter.) The funny part is that this is not really a joke, but rather close to the truth...

Counting the collection

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