As we were eating one of the teachers pulled out some money to get one of the boys to go get some sugar to eat with the rice. (I don’t get it either, but people eat it like that here often). One of the other teachers joked that he should buy sodas for everyone to celebrate Obama. (Any excuse for a fizzy drink, really). I said that if anyone bought sodas for that it shouldn’t it be the only American? We all laughed about it but they were carrying on and it was so silly that I ended up doing it. I said I would buy for the boys as well. The director said “No, no, it’s ok, just for the teachers.” And I said “The boys aren’t happy about Obama? Only the teachers?” They laughed and agreed I could buy for the boys too if I wanted.
When they got the sodas the director stood up and had them toast me and America and Obama. It was ridiculous and funny. One of the boys got confused and asked if Obama was going to be the president of their country. Ohhh my. Haha. But the boys didn’t really care, they were just happy for an excuse for a soda.