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Pierre Vallee - Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada - French (Global Lives Project, 2013) -19:30:00 - 19:59:59

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-- Patrick? can you take care of the tripod please? -- Excuse me? -- Could you take care of the tripod? -- I didn't get that. -- The tripod. -- The tripod, yes. - Do you want to take it to the boat? -- I will bring it next. -- I'm staying with you. -- The laundry does itself -- Don't you have a uniform? -- Sorry? -- Don't you have a special uniform? -- No, there is no special uniform, we try to always be well dressed. but we don't have a uniform, not really. Here I... I just need to... I have to get changed. I'll be back in two minutes. -- Will you come back for lunch tomorrow? -- I don't think so. -- Please .. -- No, I don't think so. --It would be fun. a lunch a long lunch. -- Is there no more coffee? -- No, this is the last, we must fill in the ... -- Ah! yes, normally it is one of my chores filling the coffee maker. --Usually, you just turn it on. -- Aren't you done yet? -- Will you stop it Pierre. You just don't realize. You have no idea. -- My wife does accounting. Accounting, there are so many accounts to do it's incredible. -- Yes , assessments. --Pacific, Joaquin! It's time. -- I am finishing my game. -- Let's go! OK, one minute. -- What is it... --Yes, but you can not do that now ... --That's quite enough! The boys like it when I go on the boat because they have a lot more latitude with the mother than the father. They ask me: Don't you have a boat tonight? So, there is no more milk. To make coffee there are three ingredients water, coffee and milk. There was no more coffee; there was no more milk. luckily there was water. Luckily the cow is not far. I check all the time ... the weather report before I go. Ah! you are coming then?-- Yes. - Ah! didn't you have to leave? - Yesterday? no. Jo, this is for you in your bag, this is your permission to ... -- OK. -- When is it? - The last time you couldn't bring any. - Yes, you couldn't bring any. OK, when is your outing? is it next Tuesday? -- Yes -- OK, we will go. -- It is written down isn't it? it is written here. -- Isn't it on the second sheet Joaquin? -- Yes, it is on Tuesday the 4th of June. --That was yesterday. -- It isn't written when it is. - Well, it's next Tuesday. - Are you sure? - Well, I can ask.

Video Details

Duration: 30 minutes and 1 second
Country: Canada
Language: French (Canada)
Producer: Karen Vanderborght
Views: 58
Posted by: globallives on Oct 1, 2013

Pierre sleeps with his door closed. He gets up and dressed for work before going downstairs to make a coffee.

This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Pierre Vallée, who works as a commercial ship pilot on the St. Lawrence River in Canada. This forms part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience.

This video was produced by Karen Vanderborght, Catherine Genest, Rébecca Lavoie, Ariane Lorrain, Marianne Ploska, Patrick Pearce and Yanie Dupont-Hébert. 

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