During the past weeks our interviews has been interrupted by almost endless cups of tea, lunch, water bottles, laughter and free rides. We have met some of the strongest people I have ever met eye to eye and they have shown us enormous generosity.
Why? Because we are humans.
Life is a strange thing with an enormous amount of surprises. I am so happy that we are living it.
And well… about all those free gifts we’ve got during the interviews. My old journalism-teacher would say we’ve been bribed. I would say we can’t afford the impoliteness to say no to Mauritanian tea, and the food was given to us by a very proud man who we just could not say no to. It would have been way too impolite. About all that water… we needed it. Our lives were hanging on it. It’s too hot here to ever say no to water.
The free rides? We tried to say no to one of them, but he refused and more or less forced us into the car and drove us home. He said we were not normal to walk in this heat. The other one we had to say yes to in order to even get to the house of the interview. Good reasons? I’m not gonna be our judge. I am simply thankful for the generosity of man.