- Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
- Doubtful as to whether something will happen or is worthwhile.
For Easter, Brenda sent me a box of chocolate covered pop corn. After we were married I thought of it again and told her how much I enjoyed it. Then asked; "What made you think of chocolate covered pop corn?" She replied; "I never sent you chocolate covered popcorn. I sent a chocolate Easter bunny and packed it in pop corn to keep it safe." 110 degrees in the shade for two weeks rendered it unrecognizable but eatable. (did explain the little candy flowers in the middle of the mess)..... Still enjoy getting a care package.
Some of the ladies in the market get creative in displaying what they have for sale. Instead of a basket or bag, like we are used to, each stack is a unit of sale. These are real oranges without being painted or dyed. They even taste better. Bananas are tree ripened, not shipped green and gassed to turn them yellow for the US market. Bought a slice of pineapple (raw) to eat as i walked through the market. (200 francs = $.40) Two bite into it and it slipped through my fingers and fell on the ground. remembering the four second rule for dirt, I scooped it up quickly. Spent 25 francs ($.05 cents) for a plastic bag of water. Rinsed it off, finished eating and had enough water left over to wash my hands. Did I mention that I love this place???
and electrician strung wire to Bertine's house. Yea, she has electricity now. This is exciting, as she is a very hard working helper in the ministry here and has been on the waiting list for electricity for months.
What would any tale be without food???? Noelle, I think I found the ten pounds I lost.
Note: (by myself) means I had no interpreter or anyone who knew me with me. I throw that in to impress those who understand that I am in a foreign nation that speaks French and local dialects, not English and I can survive.....