Only in Africa …

Husband – along with several dozen others including a handful of earnest Japanese who are here to plant trees and simultaneously save Africa – spent yesterday in company of Minister for Environment . 

How was your day I enquired politely as I poured him a beer – in manner of dutiful 1950’s wife – when he got home (I’d have got his slippers too were living in the Outpost not reminiscent of residing inside at kiln at present).

Crap, he said.


It started late because we all had to wait for the Minister to finish eating his breakfast, then we piled into about 23 Land Cruisers and tore across the bush – so much for the Environment – and then one idiot, driving much too fast in his shiny new 4×4, rolled which slowed up the proceedings all over again.

Oh gosh, I say, was anybody hurt?

No, but there were a few dazed, confused and dusty Japanese rubbing their heads.

5 Responses to “Only in Africa …”

  1. R. Sherman Says:

    One wonders how many trees it would take to offset the carbon footprint of that expedition, including flights from Tokyo. It’s obviously not about saving anything other than the eco/enviro souls of self indulgent first world sinners. Now, having done their penance, they may return to Japan or wherever, secure in salvation for another year.


  2. reluctantmemsahib Says:

    Well said, Mr Sherman; I heartily agree.

  3. Roberta Says:

    I agree!

  4. RetroColonialMama Says:

    We had the President here 2 days ago. They commandeered our only vehicle for the event……………………..

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