Saturday, October 20, 2012

The 10 Commandments of an Expat

I. Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou hadst them at home, for verily thou hadst left home to explore different things.

II. Thou shalt not take anything too seriously, for a carefree mind is essential for a healthy body.

III. Thou shalt not let other expats get upon thy nerves, for one or both of you art likely to be transferred soon away.

IV. Thou shalt refrain from acting exceedingly high and mighty, for thou art the same person thou wast before thou had a cleaning lady.

V. Thou shalt not buy everything thou sees; thou already hast a houseful of things stored in thy home country.

VI. Thou shalt not sit and mope and feel unwanted or unskilled; there art many people (like CLO) who would be grateful for the donation of time and energy.

VII. Thou shalt not worry, for he who worrieth hath no pleasure - and few things are ever fatal.

VIII. When in Kenya, thou shalt be prepared to do somewhat as the Kenyans do.

IX. Thou shalt not judge the people of the country by the one person who hast given thee the most trouble.

X. Remember that thou art a guest in a foreign land, and he who treateth his host with respect shall be honoured and might even receiveth an invitation to visit again.

~Author Unknown~

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