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Today, the cement in my host country was so low-quality that my host father had to mix broken glass in with it so the mice wouldn't be able to dig through it. FMPCL.

Senegal over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I engaged in a large-scale cockroach massacre, complete with a spray-can of pesticide. Less than a week later, they were back. FMPCL.

Cameroon over 9 years ago     view →


Today, while eating lunch from a communal bowl, a chicken jumped in and started trying to eat the rice. My host mother threw out the chicken, and we all kept eating. FMPCL.

Cameroon over 9 years ago     view →


Today, the taxi I was in ran out of fuel. The driver pulled over, and filled up a vegetable oil bottle under the hood with diesel from a water bottle in the glove compartment. FMPCL.

Senegal over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I discovered someone had defecated in my back yard. While trying to remove it, I sprayed it in my face. My host father said 'you should probably wash'. FMPCL.

Mali over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I confused the words for "to die" and "to shit" and told my counterpart that I had to go home to America because my grandmother had pooped. FMPCL.

Gambia over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I was waiting on a bench for a bus and the man next to me ejaculated on my foot. FMPCL.

Senegal over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I was told I am not a woman because I wasn't wearing earrings. FMPCL.

Senegal over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I watched a whole season of Top Chef... and then had millet for both lunch AND dinner. FMPCL.

Gambia over 9 years ago     view →


Today, my cat brought me breakfast in bed - the hind half of a lizard. FMPCL.

Gambia over 9 years ago     view →


 

Today, I bought chocolate spread from the local store. As i was spreading it on my bread, I noticed a weird chunk. It turned out to be a (dead) baby mouse. FMPCL.

Senegal over 9 years ago     view →


Today, while eating lunch my host sister scooted away from the bowl, threw up, swept the vomit away, and we all kept eating. The whole incident was less than two minutes long. FMPCL.

Niger over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I went to a mobile phone store in the capital city, pulled out my phone, and asked them if they had any replacements for that model. The salesman's only reply was to laugh in my face. FMPCL.

Guinea over 9 years ago     view →


Today, my American father and I spent a long time staring at my latrine, trying to figure out how to remove a bat before my mother and sister had to use it. FMPCL.

Cameroon over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I accidentally texted the CD instead of my sitemate. I told him I thought he was a dick for spending so much time in the capitol. FMPCL.

Senegal over 9 years ago     view →


Today, it took me 8 hours to travel 125 miles on public transportation. FMPCL.

Senegal over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I discovered an ant infestation in my laptop keyboard. They come out in force when I hit the space bar. FMPCL.

Cameroon over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I saw a man blow a snot rocket, wipe his nose, then extend his hand to greet me. FMPCL.

Niger over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I found my fourth staph infection. It's so big that I've decided to tell people at home that it's a bullet exit wound. FMPCL.

Mali over 9 years ago     view →


Today, I had to put another blanket on my bed because it dipped below 85°F last night. FMPCL.

Gambia over 9 years ago     view →


 
   

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