Tag Archives: attention

Topless in the office (Rousse)

My bra was very uncomfortable. I had to keep adjusting it under my black vest top. I did my best not to draw attention to myself. I didn’t want anyone to think that I was about to return to my … Continue reading

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Intimate grape ritual (Rousse)

I hand-fed CQX grapes one by one, just as he liked it. I hoped that none of my colleagues across the room were paying attention to this intimate ritual.

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Conference shambles (Rousse)

Now that I had seen a copy of the conference proceedings I was extremely embarrassed to be associated with the event. It was a complete and utter shambles. Even as I presented my paper it was clear that nobody was … Continue reading

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Competing priorities (Rousse)

Several ‘priorities’ competed for my attention. I needed to get everyone back to the cinema so that we could watch the rest of the film that I was carrying around on a DVD in my handbag. Someone should answer JM’s … Continue reading

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From student accommodation in Sheffield to unwelcome attention in the garden (Rousse)

I left the conference with a PhD student who was also heading north. She offered me a bed for the night in her student house in Sheffield, which I willingly accepted – and then instantly regretted as we walked through … Continue reading

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The jewel thieves’ calling card (Rousse)

The holes in the Blipfoto book were not the work of moths in the bedroom. They were, in fact, a message from the burglars who had stolen half my jewellery. The holes couldn’t have been made by the moths anyway. … Continue reading

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Unwanted romantic advances, a “lost” suitcase, and death at the fun run (Rousse)

I’d loved him for some time now, but his drunken advances, although flattering, were not welcome – especially in front of my parents. When he followed me upstairs to my hotel room I was suddenly overcome with a chill of … Continue reading

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Weekends do not start on Thursday afternoons: official (Rousse)

RK hesitated when I said that I would help the French student put his poster up on the wall at the back of the classroom. He asked if I would do this later. For the moment he wanted no distractions … Continue reading

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