Trading in a fiddle for a harp... for a bathroom

I will never again claim to have Internet access or a bathroom, because something fucking always goes wrong.

The latest session of musicians to move in includes two harpists, and one of them is using the bedroom connected to my bathroom as a practice room. It was kind of nice, because I always ended up showering to harp music. It's certainly better than lunching to scratchy violins.

Last night, I was in the bathroom when Caroline came to collect the last of her stuff and then I went upstairs, forgetting that she didn't have a key anymore to lock it when she was done.

This morning, I was accosted by one of the directors of the group, who demanded that I turn my key into the office because someone had come in in the middle of the night and "touched" the harp. I don't know what that means. Is it covered in fingerprints? Or am I going to have to pay for some kind of damages done to the harp? Why a harp, of all things, the most expensive of all musical instruments?

I have no bathroom again (at least until the 16th), but this time, there's no one to blame but myself (well, and the fucking harp-touchers, but we'll never know who they are and it was my responsibility to lock the door anyway). I might move in with the other interns or sleep on Caroline's couch or just trek somewhere else for showers or something... I don't know what I'm going to do, because I've just been crying for about an hour now and haven't been capable of rational thought yet.

srah - Wednesday, 4 August 2004 - 4:48 AM
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Comments (8)

gravatar Mr B------ - August 4, 2004 - 9:37 AM -

What is the problem of everyone there? Does America empty out its worst people into your part of France?

Violence is the answer!

gravatar srah - August 4, 2004 - 10:05 AM -

These ones are French, actually. Being yelled at in French is even worse than English, because it's harder to argue back!

gravatar Jez - August 4, 2004 - 11:23 AM -

I was probably sitting in the office five minutes away from you when you took that picture.

gravatar Jez - August 4, 2004 - 11:24 AM -

Whoops! Wrong post to comment on. I refer to the Jardin de Tuileries photo on the left, there.

gravatar srah - August 4, 2004 - 11:25 AM -

I think it's from 2003... from when my parents visited in February. Could be from our summer trip two years before, though! Or any one of a number of other times I've been to the JdT...

gravatar srah - August 4, 2004 - 11:26 AM -

I think it was a perfectly acceptable post to comment on. Although it would be fun if the pictures had their own comments!

gravatar Court - August 4, 2004 - 2:45 PM -

Bastards! You should just go off in a tirade of English and show em' how it feels.

Or take it out on a poor unsuspecting anglophone.

gravatar Rachel - August 4, 2004 - 2:49 PM -

:( I'm sorry, precious! We should have sent you a bathroom in your care package! Ridiculous...

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