It’s been quite a week for some people in the German speaking world.
The person I feel particularly sorry for is Juri Steiner, the director of the Paul Klee centre in Berne. While most of us battle with minor issues at work, like a broken photocopier or an unpaid invoice, Mr. Steiner has had problems of a dimension that is hard to comprehend.
His museum was hosting en exhibition including an eloquently titled exhibit: Complex Shit by the artist Paul McCarthy.
The exhibit in question was a giant inflatable dog turd the size of a house. Yes you read that right.
Unfortunately for Mr. Steiner, the aforementioned oversized dog turd fell victim to a sudden gust of wind and blew off into the sunset, taking with it a power line, eventually landing in the grounds of a children’s home, breaking a window in the process.
My week, although filled with the usual minor setbacks and niggling annoyances, pales in comparison to Mr. Steiner’s.
I just hope he gets his turd back.