Some of you may remember my epic video chat with Drew. It involved a boy named Maputo and my knowledge of Africa (and is worth a watch if you haven’t seen it in a while…)
Drew: i now have an even more entertaining story to tell
Drew: so as part of my new plan to be more social, i decided to attend an embassy party
an event for the navy shipmen that are visiting maputo
a happy hour social
i was dreading to go because that is just not my element
anyway, when i arrived i met outside of the compound the mozambican police officer that previously stopped me for not having my passport
he apologized profusely and then proceeded to ask for money for a soda
Drew: to which i respond absolutely not, it will be bad for relations between mozambique and the us
i entered the party and was indeed completely out of my element
it was a frat house full of navy shipmen drinking and playing darts
i can’t explain
you wouldn’t give a policeman money for a soda
b/c it would be bad for us-mozambique relations?
Drew: that is the reason i gave for not wanting to give him money
he believed it and went away
me: i bet he didn’t believe it
Drew: the cops here are always looking for bribes
me: i bet he just thought you were an ass
Drew: karen, would you have given him money
that is not even a valid question, because you wouldn’t come to mozambique in the first place
Drew: anyway, i can say that i was tempted with a bribe and attended a navy shipmen drinking party all in maputo, mozambique
and furthermore met my goal of being more social
me: wait, so what happened when you were at the naval frat house?
did you play darts and drink with them?
Drew: yes, but only briefly
that is an achievement for me
and in the process i managed to meet someone
also i went on a date with a pseudo friend last week here in maputo
i met someone at another embassy party
me: you met a naval officer at a frat party?
Drew: no no
i met am embassy employee
she works in hiv/aids
of course not, there were no females on these ships
me: honestly, i’m very confused
If anyone can make sense of this for me, I’d appreciate it!