23 August 2011
The Reconnecting With The People bus tour continues...
“Driver, why have we stopped?”
“I’m having trouble locating Upper Volta on the map.”
“Find Lower Volta, then head north.”
“It’s not called Upper Volta anymore. They renamed it Burkina Faso.”
“They did? Burkina Faso sounds like some sort of seaweed-tofu pie you might get at one of those horrible vegetarian restaurants. I narrowly escaped eating at a vegetarian restaurant once. It had a deceptive façade, so I walked right in. Waiting to be seated, though, I managed to sense something was wrong. Then it hit me - I’m in one of those horrible vegetarian restaurants, and I got out. I’ve had a lot of narrow escapes. Remind me to tell you about them some time.”
“Maybe we should forget about Upper Volta.”
“Both of them.”
“As you wish.