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Highlights of Zambia

0925 Monday morning:

"Danger number 3: Crocodiles; if the canoe capsizes and you find yourself in the river…do not panic or move around very much because if you do the crocodile will see your white skin and think you are a fish and then he will come and eat you"

0925 Monday morning:

"Danger number 3: Crocodiles; if the canoe capsizes and you find yourself in the river…do not panic or move around very much because if you do the crocodile will see your white skin and think you are a fish and then he will come and eat you"

2122 Monday night:

"I think I have a solution for this problem of people with HIV… my idea is that there would be some sort of computer that would just be able to tell…this one has HIV…and then we could take all of the people with HIV and put them in one country all together."

"But what if your wife or your father had HIV?"

"Then I would want to go there with her or him to live in the HIV country…"

"…."

"But maybe this is not such a good idea… Christianity says that we must love and be kind to all people and I am a Christian and you cannot do this to the people with HIV…it is not so much a good idea…"

1525 Wednesday afternoon:

"Excuse me madam, may I speak with you?"

"Sure."

"Where are you from?"

"Canada."

"Ahh …What do you think about Canada’s strong economy that as I see it, may even surpass the United States in the next twenty years?"

"…"

0710 Thursday morning:

"That bird there…this very rare African bird…. If you listen to his cry... he is saying "drink more Mosi …drink more Mosi." …"

1437 Thursday afternoon:

"What do you think if Zambia had a woman for president?"

"No it is not possible for a woman to be president…. They are not clever enough… these women."

I think that woman there looks quite clever. Maybe it could be her… "

"Bah. A woman president? Impossible."

"I think it would be very good for Zambia to have a woman president…women are very clever… "

"Maybe… I will have to think about it for a long time"

1525 Thursday afternoon:

"Ahhh…you are a nurse."

"Yes."

"Maybe you can help me….I have had blood in my stool for the last three days…what shall I do?"

0630 Friday morning:

"If any of you are witches or Satan worshipers… I just want you to know that if you came here to hurt these people or to make this bus crash it will not work because I have blessed these people, this bus and the driver in Jesus name… Amen."

1245 Sunday afternoon:

"So even though this is the Ethiopia Airlines desk and you are checking people in for Addis Ababa, our bags are going to Lubumbashi right?"