The Hungarian University of Budapest is putting me up at an apartment they keep for visiting professors. I’ve just arrived at the university’s admin building to collect the keys, and a Professor Patrik Matyas greeted me. He reminds me of a llama. I don’t like llamas – they spit while they’re smiling at you. And Patrik grins a lot. I hope I don’t have to spend too much time with him. I know Bud’s always telling me I’m quick to judge – which, given my training and skills in reading body language is, I think, a good thing to do.
My initial reaction to Patrik is that he makes me want to take a bath, and scrub myself all over. Ah well, he’s being gratingly polite and helpful, so I’ll put up with it for now. I’m here for a whole month before Bud arrives, so we will at least have a week here together. But until then? Other than teaching and working on a research paper, I’m sure I’ll manage to find time to see some of the sights and – who knows – I might find something interesting to keep my brain ticking over, other than delivering courses on criminal psychology to Hungarian students. We’ll see.
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