Midnight Marauder

well not really a Marauder, more like a secret messenger. There is construction work happening in my area. a pipe to bring water to the area! hurrah, except it is taking ages. every time I walk past the workers half just sit and stare vacantly. There is a sign on either side of the work (which is completely blocking the entry and exit path to the area) that says “Slow down, men at work.” well last night as I walked home in the dark I felt like delivering a message
  Granted it is pretty obvious that someone put paper over the word “down” but I felt it conveyed a pretty obvious point.

I went to sleep feeling thrilled with my work and hopeful that in the morning the men would understand that slothfulness does not go unnoticed.


well, its been a day and the sign is still covered. while walking to the internet Cafe to make my host brothers email accounts I insisted on taking a picture

it looks terrible in the daylight, but it is there. I pointed it out to the boys and asked them why it was there. Yussif responded “oh, he has just put it there” I don’t know who “he” is, guess they don’t either. but Yussif assured me “but it is ok, because we know that it means you should slow down.”

Message lost

About gonnagotaghana

I am 21 years old, I am studying economics (and maybe something else) at the university of Calgary. I am going to Ghana to work on the AVC team with EWB. I like Ginger Beef
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3 Responses to Midnight Marauder

  1. Todd Richert says:

    This made me laugh out loud.

  2. Corrine Vooys says:

    I agree – very funny but your cleverness seems to have been lost on the workers…you probs wouldn’t get away with doing same in this country!

  3. Ruth says:

    ahhhhh. love it!

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