Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Fragment: Mites’ Stories

Original posted October 25, 2007

Mommy’s been washing her hands a lot lately.

It’s payroll time again, which means (if the bank has money – remember, this is Africa) we get to count money.

Of course, the bank doesn’t have the right currencies we need to make everyone’s pay envelopes, so someone has to take what money we get and get it changed at the market by various vendors. Of course, it’s still not the perfect change, so some people get paid 48MT in 50 centavo (2 cent) pieces – a hefty wad of change (Repeat Mommy’s mantra: This is Africa.)… [click here to read the rest]