Saturday, April 18, 2009

Barack au Bureau

The best thing about heading to Lome to work at the PC bureau is not the wireless internet which makes you feel like you were surfin stateside... nor the air-conditioned lounge… or the Lebanese restaurants take out menu (though if you call the number listed…it’s for a guy who no longer works there and therefore “delivery” was just a fleeting dream).

It is the fact that when exit the volunteer lounge…after suffocating from the wall of humid heat that lies outside…You get to open the door…take a breath of cool air and breathe a sigh of relief…and smile as you see Barack looking back at you.

Its times like these you feel good to represent America…especially when your Togolese co-workers jump for joy over the same realization…finally… we are all ambassadors for CHANGE…

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