I’m starting a new series called: You might want to ET. Styled in the fashion of “You might be a redneck if…” Jeff Foxworthy jokes, I’m going to compile lots of reasons a PCV might want to ET. (Early Terminate, aka go back home.) PCVs, we say all sorts of things that would make us ET, so I’m just going to compile them. I’m going to give David Haxton some smallsmall credit for this, he is always saying something that will make him ET and it made me think of doing this. So without any further ado:
If you having been sitting on a tro for 15 hours and you have only moved for 20 minutes, you might want to ET.
If you quote the movie Bridesmaids when referring to your bowel movements, you might want to ET.
If you have named your parasites, you might want to ET.
If you have gone for 3 weeks without bathing because all your boreholes are dry, you might want to ET.
If you have “joined the club” on more than 5 occasions, you might want to ET.
If after a year the people in your compound still call you “obroni”, you might want to ET.
If you have watched every TV show, movie, YouTube video, and documentary your fellow PCVs have, you might want to ET.
If you talk to yourself, just so someone else will speak English to you, you might want to ET.
If you have ever stood next to a motorcycle and wanted to hijack it and ride it to the main office just to do donuts in front of the office, you might want to ET.
If your APCD still doesn’t know your name, you might want to ET.
If your life isn’t exactly what is depicted on “What Should PCVs Call Me”, you might want to ET.
If your headlamp breaks, you might want to ET.
Yes, this is my version of a fun morning – thinking of really ridiculous things that would make someone go home. And making disapproving giraffe memes. Look for more “you might want to ET” in the future!