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And anytime you feel the painWhy I Fast?
Hey Jude refrain
don't carry the world upon your shoulders
- Lyric from Song, Hey Jude by The Beatles
There's only one song that helps me when I have nothing left, also by The Beatles - Let it Be. Andy, there will be an answer, let it be.
This is quite an intriguing post, Andy. Why are you so angry with Africa when your girlfriend's reaction is not really cultural but religious? Good Friday is not African, it's Christian. I don't even share her beliefs, but I commend her for having beliefs and practicing them. I'm sure she'll make it up to you tomorrow. -)
At 4:32 AM, the crazy Church turns on their loudspeakers and wakes up the whole city, the normal Africa is extremely self-centered. S.N.A.F.U. There is nothing about good mannners or being a good neighbor, or doing until others that can be applied today.
Are you wanting Africa to be as you would like it to be? If so, you are sounding more like an American tourist than like a traveller. Even if we can change other cultures to suit us, it would be immoral to do so.
Can't you read, I said I am not in control.
"I can fast, I can stop until I accept that I am not in control, that is faith."
But for sure Africa does incredible stupid things, and I bet you have never been to Africa, i have been here six times, get a life, you know nothing.
If you accept it as you say, then why are you so pissed off?
I agreed with most of the comments Andy, think it is time you head on out of Africa for awhile, head onto your job interview in the DR, visit Guatemala and see how much it has changed, even in the last two years, so fortunate I have good friends in both El Salvador and Guatemala, I travelled a lot when I was younger, but got tired of being a transient and became an ex pat, I met some travellers on the shuttles and buses in Guatemala as well as some people in Antigua running bars, cafes, restaurants and tour operations illegally when X, an ex pat woman with chutzpah and a sense of humor (by the way, most Anglo travelers and short term so called ex pats I met in Guate did not smile nor had any sense of humor) and I told them we had been around for 24 years they called us liars, so be it, I deal with things I do not like nor agree with every day, no sense putting them on the Internet, I want to hear from a long term ex pat or a bi lingual native person who knows the subtle things about the culture, I do not care if they live on $500 a month or $5000 a month, that is their business