Syria Control Map & Timeline - April 2017 (Subscription) - *SUBSCRIBERS CLICK HERE TO PROCEED TO ARTICLE AND MAP* *(To see other maps in this series, view all Syria updates.)* Research by Djordje Djukic. Map by one...
Monday, March 15, 2010
Madu Bigmeat: What are you doing?
Gajuma: I am cutting up a mosquito net.
M: I can see that. But why?
G: I am making rope.
M: You can make rope out of old rice bags, you can make rope out of cotton or grass or even old rope. Why - of all things - are you making rope out of a precious mosquito net?
G: This mosquito net was free.
M: Do you have another mosquito net?
M: Are you going to buy another mosquito net?
G: Of course not! The doctor gives them to pregnant women for free!
M: Is your wife pregnant?
G: Of course not! She is 70 years old! She is too old to have another child.
M: Then you're never going to get another free mosquito net! Why on Earth are you destoying this one?!?!?!
G: It doesn't matter - my sons have wives. And soon they will have more children. And the doctor will give them another mosquito net.
M: Yeah, that new mosquito net - if they ever get it - would be for the mother and her infant child to protect themselves from malaria. No doctor is ever going to give you a new mosquito net!
G: Yes, but when my sons' daughters get new mosquito nets, they will give them to me because I am an old man.
M: And are you going to sleep under them?
G: No, I will use them to make more rope.