Friday, October 10, 2003

On not signing for 15 people a minute...

My favourite sinking moment from last night was when I was told that I'd be signing for 20 minutes when the (2 hour) reading and Q and A was done. "But there are 300 of them," I said, feeling that this would be impossible in any other country, and that doing one person every 4 seconds is only possible if you're walking down the line with your pen out.

I was told that Germans only come for the readings and don't need things signed.

If anyone was wondering, Germans don't just come for the readings, and they do need things signed, and it all took quite a bit longer than 20 minutes...

Hamburg next.