We spent five years living in Lagos, Nigeria. To date, I’ve barely touched on our time there. It’s a chaotic and often frustrating place to live and it’s difficult to know where to start as there are so many memories and mishaps to dust off. As a first taster, I’m sharing one of the many (but far from the most) frustrating vignettes with you.
The estate electrician phoned one day to tell me that he was coming to install smoke alarms. I was confused as we already had plenty thoroughly our apartment.
Me: We already have smoke alarms.
Electrician: Yes, I am coming to put smoke alarms.
Me: Where are you going to put them? Why are you going to put smoke alarms? What’s wrong with the ones we have? Continue reading