Friday, March 07, 2008

principled action

sometimes i am so stubborn that instead of paying the extra $1 to take the taxi, i will walk 20 minutes in the 30 degree equatorial sun without sunscreen, carrying my laptop, my itouch, and my digital camera through nairobi's streets.

i would never recommend that anyone else do that lest they be mugged or hit by a matatu, but i get so frustrated with being ripped off by taxi drivers and having to bargain EVERY time i want to go anywhere.

me, stomping down the street overloaded with bags and weight nearly melting in my jeans in the heat was not my finest moment. but i sure as hell saved that $1. sometimes being pricipled can be confused with being cheap!

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