December 24, 2009
Work calls me to Peshawar today. More sleazy government servants to meet and evaluate. Given that most DMG officers I had met thus far were the not-on-active government duty ergo consultants-to-the-donors type, meeting the real deal re: current project has been, err, eye-opening. Most of them are on a self-driven power trip inflated by murmurs of many yes-men surrounding them. I'm told that the government is never pleasant to deal with regardless of country, but in this particular case (maybe because their continued donor funding - translated into expensive cars and other assorted toys - may depend on this evaluation), some of them are downright hostile. As I said, 'fun'.