From here on, the above mentioned person will be referred to as IOND.
This week we sent out invitations to all the Arabic and English newspapers in Oman asking them to kindly send reporters to cover the Bird Flu lecture (which was amazing by the way for all of you people who didn't attend).
So one of the Arabic papers graciously accepts and sends one their reporters: (IOND). IOND walks up to me before the lecture, introduces himself and tells me he wants to do a write-up on the lecture.
Excellent, says I.
To which he replies, can you write me a small paragraph with all of your society's aims and objectives?
No problem I say.
IOND: Can I also get a copy of the lecturer's presentation?
Me: Ummm, I'm not sure the lecturer would agree to that, but please come with me to the front and I will introduce you to her and perhaps you can get the information you want from her now.
IOND: La, la its ok. No need to disturb her before the lecture, maybe you can just write up a summery of her presentation for me highlighting the important points.
IOND: Will you be taking pictures?
Me: *nods head*
IOND: Oh good because I don't have a photographer with me, so can you email me a picture or two to use for my story?
IOND: Thans so much OD, I'll call you. Sorry though, I can't remain for the lecture, I have other things to do. *waves*
IOND leaves before I catch my breath and before the lecture starts.