I had a typically Malawian experience last week when I was sending 600 magazines out with a local transport company. Emblazoned across the signs all over the site was the phrase: 'here today, there tomorrow;. And so, this being on a Wednesday afternoon, it was with confidence that I expected the magazines to be delivered on Thursday.
Confirming that my confidence was well placed, I asked the chap writing up the invoice when it would be delivered.
Blowing out his cheeks in a manner implying deep thought, he completed this exhalation and said: 'Should be there by Saturday, possibly.' [CONTINUES]