He was like this when I arrived
Previously, my experiences on courses have been much like my experiences in meetings. That is - a good place to think about music and write poems. However, this time I spent four days enjoying learning practical skills, meeting interesting people and hardly ever drifting off.
The course was to train me to become a first aider so that if someone keels over at the dayjob, I can put them in the recovery position and call for an ambulance. My fellow students included a horse racing energy trader, a Polish hotel manager, a nuclear binman and a man who runs the electrics (and much more) at a theatre.
On Friday morning all the week's learning fell away and I almost killed my colleague during a practise session. But in the afternoon's exam it all came together and I left fully qualified, if a little paranoid.
Now... time to get back to the bass and prepare for some gigs.