A Reflection of My Life after living in Uganda as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Peace Corps Wishes

I was at the park standing in line to use the bathroom and over heard a conversation behind me between two women discussing public bathrooms. One woman was expressing her disgust with public bathrooms claiming how dirty they are. In my head I am contributing to the conversation saying I agree and that I prefer latrines. You squat and go, not having to worry about a toilet seat. As I am thinking this, the very words are expressed by the other woman! She then starts to talk about her experience with latrines in Haiti back when she was in the Peace Corps. At this point, I have to turn around and introduce myself. We chat about the Peace Corps and its tremendous influence on our lives. We exchange numbers and both smile at the small world we really live in. And then we enter our respective stalls both wishing it was a latrine.


  1. Glad you found a latrine buddy. I was just telling somebody your Les Mis? story the other day.

  2. i love this story. one of these days, i'm doin it in a latrine.