Things I Will Not Miss
|Electric racket of vengeance|
2. Stank-nasty bathroom
3. Newborn-sized refrigerator (featuring broken-off freezer door)
5. Dividing by 40
|40 gourdes to 1 dollar.|
6. Riding in the cage truck
7. Actually, while we're at it, every other car, too.
8. Everything else that's broken and/or nasty
9. Being the only one in the room who doesn't speak French
10. Being ugly
Things I Will Miss
|Carrots, cabbage, scotch bonnet peppers, onion, garlic, vinegar|
2. Having an armed guard
|Johnson, mwen bon gadyen|
3. Bougainvillea vines
4. Cerise juice
5. Living with five men
|Real security is five men within yelling distance.|
6. A 30-second commute
|The view from my house to my work.|
|I can read that!|
8. The inability to hide from reality
9. Haitian parents
Haitian parents are serious about their kids' education. In 3.5 years of parent conferences, I have never once had a parent argue with me about their children's weaknesses.
So there you have it. The dirty details. The very good, very bad, and very ugly.
Six more days.
Dear person who will object and say that I am a) whining, and b) forgetting that 95% of Haitians have it worse than I do, I just have one thing to say to you: you're right. Have a nice day.