Today I came to several realizations about museum life. One: the day an exhibit closes or opens (especially if it's a weekend) is not the day to plan on a quiet museum visit. Two: museum visitors are not necessarily polite when driving to their destination; the art will not wait! Neither will they. Culture does not guarantee manners. Three: no matter how desperate I get to work for a large, powerful museum, I should NOT accept a position as a parking lot attendant or a gallery guard.