i taught another group of naval engineers today, from late morning to afternoon. These are the best hours of all – from 1130 to 1530, which means i only have to teach two 90 minute blocks, split by lunch; and i’m paid to chaperone my wards to a nearby restaurant, my meal covered by their company. Needless to say i try to eat nothing else that day.

During lunch they mainly talked in German, which meant i understood very little. However, i did hear Torpedo, reams of numbers, and then “boom!”, followed by excitable cackling – which i also heard with my first group.

One of the engineers looks like Thomas Bernhard – sehr cool.