BLOG READER COMMENTS ON ME GETTING SHOCKED IN INTERNET CAFE
don here in gig harbor washington state.
your electricity thingie.... this is soooo common in third world,
maybe 2nd but for sure third. they run electricity through conduits
with basically lampcord when they hook it up to the outlet, they
don't make any effort to connect the black wire to the hot side of
the plug and the white/neutral to the neutral/ground side of the
plug. so... you the hot and neutral reversed. computers or just
about any appliance will ground the frame to the neutral line, so
that if the hot lead goes up the wire right to the ground side of the
frig or radio or lap top.... wah...laa... fun times.
i ran into this all the time in Ecuador where i took 3 years out of my
work life, shut down my construction biz and worked in villages and
such to do 'community development' and such.
anyway... that is how i found your site.... just on a lark to see what
was new on the web for ecuador and found your story as to your
travel from coca down the napo as i spent quite some time on the
napo but never did coca area directly.
anyway... have enjoyed your rants and such as it makes me laugh
and remember all the times when i would just about have it up to
my ears with the ridiculousness of different and various situations.
i miss my time there and all the little crazy places and little crazy
people here and there as it was a wild crazy adventure. i am not
sure i would have survived many more years of same so for that i
am glad to be back here and doing what i enjoy doing and carrying
on the best i can.... but the adventure and the absolute
unpredictabilty of each and every day and moment... oh i really,
really loved that. my most prized and used spanish word was
simply ''' interesante'' unfortunately, it is much harder to get
by all the situations here back in the usa with facing life's situations
with simply saying 'interesting'... but life truly is simply
though life stateside by contrast is amazingly boring in comparison,
though more predictable.
anyway... i loved your honesty in relating your frustration in your
taxi drive into nepal... as i laughed til i cried. keep it up.
and take care.