I was tired, testy and generally in a bad mood.
No surprise there: this was the Eurpean Architecture Students’ Assembly, a two-week madness of workshops by day and party by night. It was well over forty degrees, I hadn’t slept properly for days, and I had to be nice to the other participants, almost all of them strangers.
So when I met up with my companion – a Spanish girl who later became a good friend – to work on our project, I wanted to warn her.
“I’m not really good company today”, I said.
“Let me decide that”, she answered.
More than ten years later, it’s still my mantra when I’m not on good terms with myself.