We're Jason, Beth, Lee Anna, Sawyer, and Sarah Claire, a family of five living, learning, and laughing lots in Northern Africa.
We hope you can learn a little (and maybe laugh a little too) as you read about our latest adventures.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Business Hours
We knew things were different here, but we thought they’d be more consistent. We tried to go into a bank to get our ATM card that their machine “retained,” but they’re only open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Talk about Bankers’ Hours! That same day, we bought some fabric for a slipcover for a couch, and called the guy to come measure and cut it to fit. That was at 4:00. He showed up at 8:30 p.m., with two helpers. The landlord had just left at 8:15, after coming with his handyman to check out a leaky pipe. Last week, the cleaners brought our shirts back (they iron them for about 13 cents each—including pickup and delivery) at 10:20 p.m. So I never change from my street clothes to my PJs until it's time to go to bed!

You might notice in a story below that when we needed a plumber at 9:00, that shop was closed.

Today, however, we called our bank in the States at 2:30 their time and their machine said "We're closed on the T days--Tuesday and Thursday--from 2:00 until 3:30 for administrative meetings."

1 comment:

  1. Hey guys!! Oh how I enjoyed reading about your adventures. What a wonderful experience. I think of you often. I have already decided, if ever out that way, I want to be a bank teller. Take care and I look forward to more messages!! Ginger