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F*** My Peace Corps Life.

Some days, all you can do is laugh.


Today, a donkey gave birth 2 feet from my front door. I found out when my puppy brought me the afterbirth. FMPCL.

Senegal about 10 years ago     view →

Today, I watched an ambulance run over a puppy. FMPCL.

Mali about 10 years ago     view →

Today, a cockroach tickled my butt while I was peeing. FMPCL.

South Africa about 10 years ago     view →

Today, it is 114°F and I have a cold. FMPCL.

Guinea over 10 years ago     view →

Today, what I thought was an errant raisin in my oatmeal turned out to be a beetle. FMPCL.

Gambia over 10 years ago     view →

Today, a goat on the top of the bus peed on me. FMPCL.

Senegal over 10 years ago     view →

Today, I tripped while carrying water on my head. I skinned my knee, broke the bucket, and had to walk home soaked in the 30L of water I dumped on myself. FMPCL.

Cameroon over 10 years ago     view →

Today, I tried to set up 2 computer labs: one in a nice room at a school with no electricity; one at a powered school with grass walls. FMPCL.

South Africa over 10 years ago     view →

Today, a baby pulled my shirt down and everyone saw my boob. I guess they'd never seen a white person's boob before, because now all ANYONE can talk about is how pink my nipples are. FMPCL.

Senegal over 10 years ago     view →

Today, my younger brother landed a job fresh out of college. He is making $65,000 a year. I make $275 a month. FMPCL.

Senegal over 10 years ago     view →

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