Most of the volunteers here in Villa Twaklinilkawt consider themselves to be trainees. Several of those individuals are participating in structured work experience placements and internships at present but they are generally not paid for their performance. They usually still have much to learn.
The hours in which the volunteers in Villa Twaklinilkawt provide satisfactory service usually count towards their documented achievements. Those hours may also reduce the fees they pay for their ongoing training.
In my Adelaidean boudoir, I have been calmly and reasonably documenting presumptuousness for many years. It is why I usually forbid entry there to presumptuous persons, except in the smallest, most basic outer room. An enlightened person is never presumptuous, of course.
Finding suitable locations for the purpose of enlightenment has often been difficult. I usually assume that persons visiting Villa Twaklinilkawt are already relatively enlightened, though I do not presume anything of anyone.
In my experience, overly confident persons are not to be trusted, particularly if they show signs of presumptuousness. In election campaigns, for example, it is usually the overly confident who put themselves forward as candidates. That is obviously why most political situations become more unpleasant than necessary.
You may have heard that I have recently been appointed to the position of President of the Enlightened Nations. Are you familiar with the Enlightened Nations at all? Most regular guests to this political and literary salon are intimately acquainted with that institution.
Please do not consider me presumptuous for asking you such a question. I merely wish to ascertain whether you are an accomplished personage or someone still in the process of acquiring accomplishments. My conclusions are always based on the evidence I have been able to acquire.
If you have an unfortunate acquaintance with the unseemly content of most digital transmissions, through any form of electronic device, your view of the world is likely to be hideously distorted by those mental intrusions. I have long been attempting to ascertain the extent of such patterns of thought in the world so that I may present the remedy as philanthropically as possible.
Would you consider Mr Trump to be presumptuous?
Would you consider Mrs Clinton to have been presumptuous?
Would you consider all political candidates, anywhere in the world, to be presumptuous or merely making preparations for real or remote possibilities?
When was the last time you devoted adequate attention to your patterns of thought?
an enlightening library?
When was the last time you were invited to reflect upon calmness and reasonableness?
And how will you be responding to my recent invitation?
I do hope you will not think it presumptuous of me to have prepared well for the weeks and months ahead. My salon staff look forward to greeting you on Friday 2 December and I look forward to introducing you then to my other guests.
Please arrive as earlier as possible next time. You and I have much work to do.