The sign on the whiteboard said “Buy chips”. I couldn’t quite work out why this was so significant in the task list for the festival. Our Slovenian volunteer Barbara explained. With everyone working long hours and Emad at the secretariat being in trouble with his wife. The secretariat had worked out a ploy. Emad’s wife loved chips, so they made sure Emad went home every night with a generous helping. A broken marriage was a distraction we couldn’t afford. Certainly not until the festival was over!
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