I bought one of those on thursday, for $25. I'm pretty sure I'm not the first owner, hence the price. These shoes look a bit battered, but heck, they're comfortable. And I'm glad that I was lucky to get real Timberland shoes, because all the other ones I checked were branded as "Simbaland".
Oct. 12th, 2010
While coming home earlier, I noticed a large firefighters' truck occupying one of four lanes on the road that bisects Anosibe. Apparently, there was a fire nearby, and a large one by the size of the firefighting contingent.
The group extended a large pipe to access the only water source, amidst the market, some distance away. So, what did I notice that made me wince?
All along the pipe, where the firefighters weren't looking, kids started poking holes into the pipe in order to have fun dispensing impromptu showers to passing cars and buses.
Where were the adults, do you ask? Well, most of them were gathered around the truck, ostensibly to watch the firefighters work. But in practice, the numbers just kept the firefighters from working efficiently. And they were also almost blocking the road's remaining lanes. And those who weren't busy sabotaging the firefighters' work were having fun and laughing every time a car or a bus's occupants received an unwanted, unplanned shower.
Madagascar: where people will have fun stopping the firefighters from saving your burning house!