Work is becoming more challenging and interesting everyday. I feel very comfortable with the job but at the same time I have never been put into so many situations that are difficult for me to handle/keep quiet! All sounds very typical for me.... keeping quiet - challenging!
This week alone I was standing at the copier when the guys I work with started to discuss the fact that the owner of the estate had killed 4 fox cubs the night before but 1 had manage to get away so he was describing in great detail where the gamekeeper would find him in order to kill him. I really do like foxes and the position that they are put in is really so unfair. The estates like the one I work at (btw I didn't know all this stuff until now) create an unnatural situation by raising hundreds if not thousands of pheasants and partridge in order to shoot them. The foxes then breed at a rapid rate due to the abundance of food available to them. The gamekeepers also spend huge amounts of time killing rabbits another source of food for foxes so the whole thing is a fuck up!
So I stood and kept quiet! You would have been proud of me. I had to question myself though but this is the new me I have to attend the Annual Shoot BBQ in a week or two where I will get to mingle with over hundred 'shooters' I refuse to call them hunters - they shoot bunnies and birds for goodness sake. They all seem like very nice guys though, it is a way of life for them, bought up on it and if they knew my real feelings on what they do it could jeopardize my position.
I got to work in the bar last night for the first time in my life - I have never pulled a pint! It was a lot of fun and keeping busy certainly made the evening go quickly.