Inspired by my Canadian friends Leanne and Heather, who have written three lists on their facebook page; “Things we miss about Canada”, “Things we have become accustomed to in Ghana”, and “Things we will miss about Ghana”, I was thinking of all the things I am used to but really must stop doing when I come home… …feel free to comment…!
Pressing abnormally hard on the middle finger when pulling out of a handshake in order to do the customary ‘click’
Speaking in a variety of ‘ah-haas’, ‘eh-haas’, ‘eh-heeehs’, etc., The meaning is all in the tone…
Asking people to ‘flash’ me… (missed-call or one-bell…)
Expecting to have things carried for me if they are bigger than a small Tupperware
Driving a left-hand drive on the right
Using the horn instead of brakes/ indicators/ mirrors
Using the horn instead of everyone else’s brakes/indicators/mirrors
Calling random women at shops ‘mammy’
Referring to a ‘little’ as ‘smaaaaaaall’ or ‘small small’
Getting genuinely excited when I see cake and coffee
On being asked ‘how are you?’ replying ‘fiiiihn’ with an almost inaudible ‘n’.
Waking up at HALF 5 EVERY MORNING!!!
Just in case...
5 years ago