Wednesday, 24 June 2009

All Things Being Equal

The Boss : "Where's Kembla Island?"

Here's me : "Ummm.... do you mean Port Kembla?"

The Boss : "Maybe."

Here's me : "Port Kembla is in Australia, but it's not an island."

The Boss : "Pembla Island."

Here's me : "Never heard of it. Hang on, I'll google it."

(I google it. No results, but google suggests 'Pemba Island', which is a tiny little island near Zanzibar)

Here's me : "Is it Pemba Island, maybe? There's no 'Pembla' Island, but according to this Pemba Island is part of Tanzania, out near Zanzibar."

The Boss : "You work as a shipping agent and you had to look that up?"

Here's me, almost foaming at the mouth : "And you're my boss and you don't know Port Kembla from a tiny wee speck of sand in the Indian Ocean?"

The Boss : "Same difference. A port is a port."

Here's me : "gahhhhh...."

Just for your reference, Port Kembla is one of the largest industrial seaports in Australia. Here it is from above :

By comparison, and just so you get an idea of what I'm dealing with here, here's a shot of the quay on Pemba Island :

1 comment:

  1. I really don't know how you put up with it. At least you can see the humor in it. You're a better koala than I am... "-"