Wednesday, December 12, 2007


A few thoughts now that I've been back for a little over a week and have had time to digest some of the recent changes in Kampala:

1. Joan, our housekeeper, has malaria (again). Guess who's getting a mosquito net for Christmas!

2. Kabira's wireless has been down since before I left. Don't they realize they're losing business? And they're sneaky jerks, to boot. I've been a member since March and only yesterday did I discover there's a fancy lounge room for members, which also has wireless Internet. I would exactly call it lightning speed Internet, but it's doing the trick. Why did no one tell me this after months of me complaining about the Internet while flashing my membership card around? Okay, I exaggerate, but still. What's with the big secret?

3. The police force around Kampala are wearing fancy new uniforms. Guess what color they are? White! I can't imagine what the dry cleaning bills look like. Who chooses a white uniform in the dustiest place on Earth?

Everything else is pretty much the same.

1 comment:

P.S. an after-thought said...

White uniforms? It was pretty obvious why all the overstuffed furniture sitting in front of the shops along the road was the same color as the dirt.

And where else but in Uganda could I ride 30 miles in a Mercedes with the window wide open, thereby having my white lace shirt, chosen because of the celebrations I attended, turn the color of everything else.

Those uniforms must have been chosen by a pencil pusher who owns a washmachine.