How to know…

..that you’re dealing with someone who’s been to Africa:

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Prahlad, the Nepalese intern, confirms that these (Made in China) umbrellas are also sold in Kathmandu, Nepal – but!, Ahabwe – the intern from Uganda who’s come to join us for the next two months – brought this typical low-budget umbrella (I’ve so far only seen abroad, but never in Europe) from Cape Town (SA) the other day.

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That’s a lot of love for an umbrella that actually only costs EUR 2,40 (~ 30 ZAR) and isn’t available in Northern Europe (where the current weather suggests that umbrellas should be given out for free…).

I guess that’s what happens when you’re responsible for a wife and a baby and have to save on just about everything.

filed under: necessity vs. comfort

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