View from the Dining Room at the Buska Lodge — Photo: Jeremy Woodhouse
While staying at the Buska Lodge in Arba Minch I had the opportunity to befriend many of the service workers. They all relished to the opportunity to practice English, talk about themselves, and not be bombarded with requests from the other guests. They all had name badges with titles, everyone seemed to be a director of one department or another. These people, all in their 20s, were the first in their families to master English (some better than others). When I asked the quality control director what he dreamt about last night he mentioned that he had a vision of owning a car. I asked him if he had a license and he replied that he was saving his money so that in the very near future he could take driving lessons. When I inquired what the very near future meant, he replied, "within the next five years".