Today was a crazy day. It started out pretty well. Repairmen came to fix the water heater and the rest of the morning consisted of other mundane activities. Let me get to the good part! This may be one of the most action-packed posts I’ve written. My mom decided to go to the grocery store to pick up some cleaning supplies. This grocery store was two floors. Yeah, I wouldn’t expect that area to have a grocery store with two floors either but it’s there!
Their elevator to get to the second floor is kinda small to begin with. I’m claustrophobic too. My fear is a strange one. I like my personal space and so if I’m in an inclosed space or squashed in a crowd I get nervous and try to force my way out. I don’t ever have a panic attack or anything like that. The ride up to the second floor wasn’t bad but the ride down is where it gets interesting.
The elevator went down normally and then it stopped. My parents and I, who were the only ones in the elevator, thought it had stopped at the floor. We waited for it to happen for quite a while and then the lights in the elevator went off. I pushed on a few buttons, including the alarm and light button. Now, getting stuck in an elevator is never a fun thing. To be stuck in an elevator in a country you’ve lived in only two weeks and don’t know any language of is even more scary.
After a few minutes, we saw a sliver of light and a few employees were able to pry the elevator door open. The elevator ended up being a few feet away from the ground so we had to jump down. After that whole ordeal I knew I had to reward myself with a packet of Maltesers even if they were $3.
After going to the grocery store, we went to a place called, “Steakhouse” which turned out to not even be a steakhouse but a deli. The cool thing about the place is that they have ice cream, hard to come by around here. It’s soft serve and tastes like McDonald’s but very good anyway!
Sadly, my story doesn’t end here. While backing up to drive into our garage, dad accidentally backed into a motorcyclist but thankfully everyone was okay and the man was able to continue on to his destination.
Just another day in Africa…