A chronicle of my on going attempts to inadvertently offend the entire of the earth's population
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Ce n'est pas une post.
So this little quickie isn't really blog-post worthy, but it amused me. I am just back from two weeks in Dar es Salaam - where all I did was work - so I don't have any good stories. But on the way out of the country, the power was out at the airport. As printing the boarding passes as they usually do was not possible, Ethiopian Airlines had to hand write them. And knowing the unreliability of the power supply in Dar, you would think they would be prepared. Instead however, someone dug way back into the way-back file to find these 70s vintage specials. Note the retro font and color scheme. And the box to tick as to whether I wanted a smoking or non-smoking seat.
My Clark Kent gig is as a poverty economist for the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management unit in the Africa Region of the World Bank, where I do my damnedest to harness the full power of econometric analysis to eliminate global poverty. Prior to joining a large multilateral lending institution in 2007, I have been a student in the Masters in Public Administration in International Development program at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, a Fulbright Scholar in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, an unlicensed insurance claims adjustor on Long Island, and a semi-pro backpacker. Let me also add that the views expressed in this blog should in no way be seen as representing my employer, my country, or, if you are in any way considering legal action, of myself at all.