Around here, stopping along side the road, in the dark, to take a leak is not a good idea. Slowing down, I park in the lighted area near the gas pump and hurry inside.
- To the store attendant, “Hujambo, Habari ya jioni?” (Hello, how are you this evening?)
- “Sijambo. Nzuri, asante Bwana.” (Hello, fine thanks, sir)
- “Iko wapi bafu, tafadhali?” (where is bathroom, please)
- “Huko,” (over there) pointing toward the back of the store.
- “Asante sana.” (thanks)
After finishing my duties, I zip my pants and turn to use the sink. As I often find in these little gas stations in the middle of nowhere, there is a sink, but no running water.