Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I'm home!!!

So I have been in Nigeria exactly 1 week, where do I start? this country is crazy!!. The traffic and the way everyone drives is not a joke oh! other than that, everything is okay, the internet access is not as horrible as I expected. I actually have wireless access at home :). Also, nothing is straight forward, I needed to go open an account, and they are telling me it's not a one day process and I need passport photographs and so much extra stuff and to open with about $3000, na wa oh! Even the corporate accounts I opened in the states, you can open with $5.00 and fund as you get money. I guess the concept of start-up business here doesn't really apply.

Anyway, it's good to be back home, I am starting to notice a lot of things about Nigeria and Nigerians in general that I didn't notice before when I was here. For one, they ask a lot of bloody questions.

THEM: " how long are you in town?"
ME: "Oh, I'm here permanently now?"
THEM: "Really?!!!.....why?!!!...."
ME: "Hmmm...I was tired of staying there..." and some other BS
THEM: Some long explanation justifying why I have made the wrong or the right decision, or how I have gained weight, or how I don't remember them and so on and so on
THEM: "So where are you going to live?"
ME: "My husband has found a place in ***** we're just waiting to fix it up and move in"
THEM: "So what will you do here?, what does your husband do? what will he do here?"


The questions just go on and on and on, I don't know if it's just me, but I'm used to everyone minding their business in the states, it's almost like they even hem you into a corner so you can't even run from them.

The other thing is everyone just grabs your baby without asking you if it's ok, that I can't stand, even when I say, oh she's fussy, or she's tired, or she will cry, they are still trying to drag her from my arms. What the hell?.

Oh also, I went to the palms and silverbird, and they are both seriously overrated. I haven't done any night trips yet, so I can't tell you about the night life.

Well that's about it so far.