Salaam. Hello. My name is Moustafa. My job at this great global event is to check to see that everyone entering this entrance here has an orange tag that says that they are an official participant. If they don’t have an orange tag, then there is trouble and they will be sent to the registration desk to get one. “You can’t get into any events of the World Summit without your orange tag,” we must say to people. Orange tags are very, very important because troublemakers can’t get them. We don’t want troublemakers here. We want to show the world how we can hold a wonderful, world-class event. We are showing them real good.
Salaam. My name is Anat. I sit in the toilet at this great global event. If there is no toilet paper, I send my colleague (each toilet has two of us) to find more. I spray the toilet with toilet spray every now and then, and fill it up with water after someone has been inside because some of the toilets are broken. There isn’t enough toilet paper for all these people! There are so many! I work in the women’s toilet next to the massive stand that says “Citizens networking for all!” I don’t know what that means but the President says that this event is about brining progress to Tunisia. This is good news.
Salaam. My name is Eshe. I am sitting at the Alcatel stand. I must look pretty so that people will think good things when they come to the company’s stand. I must smile at everyone who passes. This is very hard work. There are many people. I was told that I had to look pretty “24/7”. This means that I have to go to the bathroom to powder my nose every hour or so. I alternate with my colleague who is dressed in exactly the same purple outfit as I am. The company had them made for us. They made them to fit a perfect “10”size and so we all had to be a size “10” to apply. We kind of look like sisters, actually! I like this company. And we didn’t even have to know about computers to apply!
Salaam. My name is Ali. My job at this great global event is to hold a large gun, look around for troublemakers and look like I’m taking my job very, very seriously. Yesterday we had to stop these civil society troublemakers who were trying to hold a meeting at the Goethe Institute. We don’t want trouble and these people want to make trouble for us. I spit on these people who talk back to me. They are arrogant Westerners who don’t respect our culture. We respect the law in this country. These people must obey us. This is our place.