Biper Flash Telephone Kpalime, Togo West Africa Thursday, April 5, 2007
Biper: I suspect I am spelling this West African French word correct, I check with a Friend and he spelled it Beeper... hehehe, it is not important to Biper or Bee Pay me it to:
Calling me on telephone and hanging up after one ring.
I pride myself in telephone management, I can capture a telephone number and track, monitor and call back people excellent. I was very good at sales of Real Estate.
I do not know why I exchange numbers here in Africa though, they never have credit on their phones, then they do not call from the number they give me.
They Bipe Me Beep Peh me. Or Flash me.
They call me, then they hang up, this means I am suppose to call the person back, however being I cannot speak French good, I do not call back unless I can read the name and am prepared to think in this persons way of thinking.
The go to a telephone cabine and call me, I do not know the number, and they are thinking, why does he not return the beep?
I do not take a number unless I enter it in my phone, this way I can caller ID and know who, not to monitor, but more to prepared. Talking in French on the phone is ludicrous, come here, or I go, or something simple is maybe possible. I can take a taxi to the persons house after they call easier than talking on a cell phone.
There is some secret here, I am not aware of, and I do not understand the rules. I have been thinking, since about 90 percent are women, maybe I can give type a tex message in the cell phone and send back.
Chambre 2 Room 2 in French - But this is NOT my room… hehehe (I would do with the beeps coming from un-known numbers, maybe wrong numbers.) I am in room 4 and probably the best in the Auberge Mandela, but then again, who knows, I do not sleep in all rooms.
- I think this is Mawuli’s room, a worker here, he is young, he needs these girls knocking on his door.
I do not think the girls want to come over, I do not think they want much, they just want to say to their friends, - Hey, the Yeh Bow is calling me. - - Hey the White Man is calling me. -
Hard to say or understand, I am not part of the inside secret of all these phone games, and would not have a phone, except I need to access the internet. It give people a kick to exchange numbers. A true friend just called form Lome, and he says, - I call you every day. -
I said, - Did you email me? - He says, - Today, I will -
(I also now need a cell phone to allow to call, or to call the USA advertisers that cannot empathize with the true fact, I am not in the USA. They will say, call me... duh, ok, they are not the shapest tack on the wall about the world. The on the other hand realize that traveler writers to not travel.)
I do not even carry my phone, just sometimes for fun, makes me feel younger when these girls want to call me. Plus it has a clock in it, and an alarm, I like this function, I do not have a watch and when I feel I need to know the time, I carry my cell phone.
I am going to remember to leave the phone in the room, shut off, and not ready to receive calls. No calls, no bee pehs.