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Digging for Laos
We just got 14 people arrive here on their way to Laos to do voluntary work.Admirable but what their going to do is dig irrigation ditches! Surely the people of Laos can dig their own.I can understand if someone has a particular skill to offer but surely this is ridiculous.what do other Travelfishers think?
#1 Posted: 8/7/2012 - 04:16
I think I don't care, and if digging irrigation ditches makes them happy, then have at it. It's a free country. Oh wait, it's not... OK, well it's free enough to dig ditches.
#2 Posted: 8/7/2012 - 05:28
So how much have these people paid to do this 'volunteer' work? You are right, though - you'd think there would be Lao people who do their own digging!
#3 Posted: 8/7/2012 - 06:23
you'd be perfect material for this project with your army background.
#4 Posted: 8/7/2012 - 06:58
I can hear myself right now:
"Put some back into it Goddamnit! What a bunch of lazy sonsabitches you are. You're movin' like pond water!"
"But it's hot, and we're just volunteers"
"Always an excuse. Let's move it. I want to be done before Christmas."
It is a variation of this that I think I am no longer employed at the local temple teaching the novice monks English (English now being removed from the cariculum).
#5 Posted: 8/7/2012 - 07:44
Sounds like the kind of cover volunteer work that Evangelical Christians do when really they are just going to proselytize.
#6 Posted: 8/7/2012 - 20:18
Crowd of us were discussing it last night and that's the conclusion we came to.
#7 Posted: 8/7/2012 - 20:48
"Sounds like the kind of cover volunteer work that Evangelical Christians do when really they are just going to proselytize."
Good a cover as any I guess. Hope they put some back into it!
#8 Posted: 8/7/2012 - 23:06
What? The preaching or the digging.
#9 Posted: 8/7/2012 - 23:53
As for the prostelytizing - like I said, it's a free country. Oh wait, maybe not.
#10 Posted: 9/7/2012 - 01:30
24th July, 2012
"English now being removed from the cariculum"
Good thing considering it's curriculum.
#11 Posted: 24/7/2012 - 19:24
19th May, 2009
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Anyway, when they've finished digging up Laos, can they come and help with my garden?
#12 Posted: 26/11/2012 - 00:31
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