Well, the little white pills worked wonders! They dried up my runny/bloody nose and I had a great night of antihistamine-induced sleep. So much that I heard the rooster crow at 4:15am and fell right back asleep for another hour and half as he continued to crow. Since there is not much to tell about the day, I will use this chance to tell a couple of funny, but unrelated stories and make a few observations about cultural differences. Cultural differences first:
A couple of funny stories:
Our drivers have to log every mile they drive in the vehicle log. We were driving top speed this morning down a narrow road and I thought, we must be going 70 mph! So, I looked at the odometer which read 0kph. Then, I took a look at the vehicle log, and every starting/ending mileage entry since December 1, 2013 was 80,777. And yet, the driver continues faithfully to keep the log.
Another story: As I was going from the classroom to the cafeteria, I saw no less than 10 lizards skittering about (GEICO type lizards, you know – cute). So I casually mentioned it to Peter, the course coordinator. He said there are two types of lizards. The personal kind and the other kind. I say, the personal kind? You mean pets? He says, no the kind that will make it personal. If they feel you have cornered them, they will spit on you, jump on you and bite you. They are poisonous. Of course, on the way back to the classroom, there was a lizard on the walkway. I’m thinking – how do I know if you’re the personal kind or not? So, I avoided eye contact and pretended I was invisible until he ran off.
That’s it for today. Tomorrow is the last day of lecture, and then clinicals will start. No pictures today folks, just words.