Monday, 28 September 2009

Pearls of different kinds

Dubrovnik is known as The Pearl of the Adriatic, and for good reason. But we picked up some pearls of a different sort there earlier today. What follows is a bit of Aussie banter overheard on the city walls.

Bloke*: So what do you do for work back home.
Sheila: I work with Aboriginal communities
Bloke: That must take some patience.
Shelia: You’re an a**hole!

I think it serves to highlight the tensions that can be linked to working with marginalised people – or it might have just have been it made us chuckle at the time!

So if anyone has any more choice Australian wisdom, or serious thoughts about working with marginalised people, then do feel free the share...

(*Bloke and Sheila may not be their real names!)

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