I now have a new found respect for bloggers based in the Baltimore area, namely people like Movie Buff, Msanii, Udi and any other unmentioned individuals. I just came across a commercial for a dealership over there and my oh my (some harsh language in the ad so Not Safe For Work!). If this is what ya'll are used to dealing with could you please come over and negotiate with my local car salesman?
In other news, I sent off my passport to the LA Consulate for renewal and got it back 4 days after I had sent it, I am most impressed. I can usually tell how efficient an organisation is by the way the phone is answered. I once called the DC consulate and it took several calls till the phone was answered and I was transferred from person to person this wasn't the case with the LA Consulate where the phone is answered really fast and all your enquiries answered without playing phone tag. A big kudos to the peeps in LA, has anyone dealt with the DC consulate lately? I'd like to know if things have changed.
A friend of mine went to a hotel in Chuka for lunch as he was doing research during the peak of the Rift Valley Fever Epidemic that had struck Kenya and asked how much a grilled chicken would, he was given the princely cost of 1,250/= shillings. After getting over his astonishment he decided to have a vegetarian meal, talk about pricing yourself out of the market; the only other places in Kenya you could pay that much for a meal of grilled chicken are in 5 star restaurants.
I was chatting to some pals of mine online and it is amazing how many of them have banished the thought of marriage to the bottom of their list of priorities. I think I will chat more to them about it and get their full reason, I have mine which I think I blogged about it. But it is interesting when a whole lot of "eligible" bachelors decide not to bother with marriage and long term relationships then you have a big group of players and no good chaps left for the women to sift through. That's life I guess....Have a nice weekend people!
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