Thursday, October 8, 2009

An Effect of 24-hour Rationing

I noted before that I didn't see much difference between the 12-hour and the 24-hour rationing. Here's an example of where it makes a difference:

Geruma's water system works such that the storage tanks at school are only hooked up to the main building - not the building that contains the cafeteria. So when we are on 24-hour rationing, like we are now, the cafeteria doesn't have any water. So they can't do the dishes. So we have to do our own. Which means we bring our own utensils for eating, then wrap up our dishes in newspaper to wash them at home.

Most of the kids have 'kits' with personal chopsticks, a fork, and a spoon. It was amusing today that I was the only one eating spaghetti with chopsticks (because I didn't look ahead at the menu and bring a fork).

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