Kelsey: ‘How many freakin’ sinks do you need?’
Paul: ‘It’s not us…it was IOM.’
Kelsey: ‘Well, why don’t you give us one.’
Paul: ‘What’s in it for us?’
Kelsey: ‘Alleviating your troubled conscience for over-consumption of scarce
Katie: ‘How about cake?’
We got the sink that is now proudly installed under our thorn tree. No more crossing the compound to wash your hands in the water tank in the middle of the night. No more brushing your teeth from a spigot two feet off the ground. It’s made an immeasurable impact in our standard of living.
So, you can imagine my reaction when Paul called a week later to ask if we wanted a toilet. What could I say? A toilet! No more pit latrine! A real, live, porcelain toilet! I said some words of wisdom that I’d like to now pass on to you. Words to live by – jot them down, quote me if you’d like. I said, ‘Never pass up a free toilet.’