Just when you get comfortable...
That's the thing about Africa. It keeps you on your toes. Just when you think you're getting adjusted to the new culture, BAM, something very African happens, and you just have to say to yourself...oh yeahhhhh. Now I remember.
For example, today during my 3rd World Politics lecture, there were two birds building a nest on the top of the white board. Every 5 minutes or so, they would fly out of the room, of course out of the very top most conspicuous door, returning with a beak full of twigs, twin, and other nest-building material. Then, they would sit on the top of the board, chirping away, pecking, flying, and continuing along their usual business, preparing for the eggs to come.
And the best part was....my professor just carried on with her lecture as well! She noticed them at work when she first entered, and opened a closer door so they would go in and out without making such a distraction. Ha! She actually made it easier for them to work. They are ALL about coexisting here in Cape Town.
If there was a bird building a nest in Ward 1 of AU, the professor would never continue lecturing. In fact, I'm sure a whole group of campus "help" like Campus Police, DC police, etc. would be on the site to make sure the birds were removed.
Oh well, I kind of like that part of Cape Town. You just keep on keepin' on. No matter how many birds are building their nest directly above your head. :)
I'm sure they'll be something else to keep me on my toes tomorrow,
ps. Aunt Diane, thanks so much for the letter! :)
Keywords: Culture Shock, South Africa, University of Cape Town
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