– The restaurant has ice, but not sure if the water used to make it was filtered.
– Bought an awesome new bracelet at the market, then found out it’s a gri-gri (fetish).
– Your toddler snaps his fingers at you to get your attention. Totally appropriate in Senegalese culture, not so much in American.
– Brand new air-conditioner, but the power is cut.
– Your friends’ kids call you ‘Tata’ (Auntie) and you have to reply while keeping a straight face.
– The neighbor offered to come teach your toddler how to play the djembé (drum). But it wasn’t the toddler he heard… it was you.
– The tailor keeps making your pants too short.
– You get text messages that look like this:
jaajef sama xarit jeve pace cesoir come dabitide merci.
And have no idea what to reply.
– Bread keeps molding because there aren’t any preservatives in it.
– The new restaurant across the street has soft-serve ice cream! But the machine broke the first day they were open. (Credit to Jenn on this one.)
– Mangoes are rotting in the yard because the tree is so full of them.
– (Add your #toubabproz here.)