I just spoke on Skype with a former Jinan student. He said the Southerner in China have a reputation for being abrupt and just not nice. He was in the South with a friend whose wallet got stolen. The police he spoke with just gave them a run around. Talk to the police at the bus station, no talk to the police at the train station. I’ve gotten the same sort of run arounds as we plead for a printer in our office. It’s no one’s job and once it looks like someone will get one then there’s a problem with who’ll buy the supplies and everything comes to a screeching halt. Week 4 is beginning and we still don’t have an ability to print or an easy way to make copies.
Here’s my horoscope for today:
All signs are pointing to a fantastic new beginning for you and a reunion with an old friend, but everything is going to happen very slowly. Adjust your expectations down a notch or two, and try not to let your enthusiasm overpower your rationalism. A big payoff is due today in a surprising area of your life, and it will serve as a good distraction. This reward is one you should share; use this opportunity to give back to the people who have given you so much over the years.
I could use a new beginning, an old friend and a distraction as I lower my expectations.