Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Things I Hear, See and Say

I was talking to a man recently who made the comment “…she’s my wife, for the time being…”  They've been married a few months.  Hmmmm.

Two t-shirts I’ve seen in my village:
“Keep watching.  I might do a trick.”

“Tell your children it’s not polite to stare at me.”

Ask any PCV or RPCV and I bet they’ll tell you that one of the challenges of PC is being stared out.  It can be wearing.  I think there’s a PC market for those t-shirts.

What were you doing at 1:32 p.m.  EDT, on Tuesday, August 31?  It was 6:32 a.m. here and I was standing in my bathroom, swearing like a sailor.  I had just gotten dressed in my freshly ironed puletasi.  While this might be TMI, you should also know I’d put on my freshly laundered boxer shorts.  I was swearing because I had ants in my pants.  Literally.  And the little buggers bite.  Earlier in the morning, while doing some laundry in the shower, I received at least 6 new mosquito bites.  The ants were worse.   Yes, I usually shake out clothes/sandals before putting them on.  Scorpions, spiders, centipedes, millipedes and ants like to make themselves at home.  I was in a hurry today. 

I’m not sure who was less pleased with the incident.  Me or the ants.  I’ll spend the remainder of the day trying not to scratch the bites in inconvenient places.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, you win. I will now cease to envy your placement more than you might envy mine.

    P.S. - Please ignore my snickering.