Frontrunner for top Puke Ariki job
Through the letters page, I would like to put my name in the hat for the job of head honcho at the Puke Ariki Museum.
Keeping with tradition, I am Scottish but, unlike others, I am no fly-by-nighter, having lived in the province for over 25 years.
I have been to the mountaintop three times and have seen the promised land.
I just love art, love it. As for art by Len Lye - I even replicate it with my Meccano set.
I also like looking at famous pictures by the likes of Vincent van Gogh.
I am culturally sensitive and politically correct to a fault. I previously applied to look after Maori taonga, special rocks of cultural significance. I have no problem with traditional Maori dress and have a mullet wig, T-shirt and jeans and, of course, the white gumboots.
Unlike the mayor, who doesn't even know how much he earns, I would need to know.
A cellphone and four-wheel- drive would be nice too.
I go along with council thinking and believe these facilities should be free. I mean, who in their right mind would go if you had to pay to get in? The ratepayers have plenty. Let's stick it to them. What would they know anyway?
Finally, I believe I have the right attributes and all the ''in'' words fit me: focused, team player, will go the extra mile.
A previous boss said I had attitude - or was it I had an attitude? (Abridged)
Taranaki Daily News