Letters from Malawi: Signs of things to come?

Will is learning quickly that Malawians may not always be reliable - but at least they're honest.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

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]

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