Wanderlust Wendy


Only 10 am and my day is off to a fabulous start… not.

After my frustration yesterday, I figured I’d simply sleep on it and that today would be another day. Yes, another not-so-fantastic day.

First, my gas tank went out, again. It’s only been 3 weeks since I last replaced the stupid thing. Must have gotten a bad tank that leaks. Luckily I have a fabulous moto guy who will go change it for me.

Next, I received a text message from the Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) – you know how the government loves their acronyms – informing that it is MANDATORY that I travel to the provincial capital TOMORROW to receive the H1N1 vaccine. Tomorrow?! Yes, let me just drop everything I have to do and get there. Who does that?!

On any other day, it wouldn’t have been a big deal. This would have just been another chance for volunteers to get together to hang out. But tomorrow is the day that Théo and I had planned on squeezing in all these meetings with the governor’s people and Cameroonian businesses for the Books For Cameroon project – something that is overwhelming me as it is. I was suppose to go to these meetings, then rush back to teach my business class.

Now I suppose I will just have to reschedule these meetings so Peace Corps can give me this vaccine that they failed to notify me in advance? PCMO says it’s Washington mandate. But I’m not sure whose fault it is on the short notice. Either way, this is a prime example of the poor planning and lack of efficiency that happens.

Yes, I am likely just being dramatic and need to take a chill pill. Perhaps I should double up on the yoga today… I am just so. ready. to. get. out. of. Cameroon.

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