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Funny Stories

As you have probably figured out by now, we spend a lot of time at the ferry! Almost every time we go to or from Niamey, we cross the Niger River on the ferry. It is only a five- to ten-minute crossing, but we usually have to wait for the ferry at least 10 minutes and as long as up to an hour. It is blazing hot there as the entire area is paved in black tar and there is absolutely no shade.

Recently we were at the ferry late in the afternoon. So, the sun was going down and maybe this guy couldn’t see very well. At any rate he comes up to our truck and kind of leans on my door and starts a conversation with John that went like this:
Random guy: Hi White People! How are you? Hey, Yaaye, is this your daughter?
John: No, she’s my wife.
Random guy: Did you get a new wife? (Take a 2nd one)
John: No, I’ve had her for over 20 years.
Random guy: What? She’s the same one? She doesn’t look like the old one! She’s a lot younger.
John: Yep, she’s the same one.
Random guy: How old are you? You must be a lo…