Thursday, November 7, 2013

You know you’re a Peace Corps Volunteer if (Part 2)

You know you're a PCV when everybody is ALWAYS overfeeding you. This is what my lunchbox looks like everyday. Everyday, y'all!! LOL!

As promised, here's the second part to my "You know you're a Peace Corps Volunteer if..." post. Read the first part here.

1. …If you get more visits from rodents and insects like mice and spiders than other volunteers.
1. …If you consider it a productive day when you’ve updated your blog.
3. …If your heart melts when your host siblings unexpectedly say an English word you taught them.
4. …If you’ve missed fast and reliable Internet just as much as you’ve missed your mommy.
5. …If you get random kilos when your students see you around the village. (A kilo is a form of positive reinforcement used by many teachers here. To do it, you scream "KILO!!" And then you clap six times and they point to a student while saying, "Whoooh!")
6. …If you’ve read an entire book while waiting for a taxi to fill up and leave.
7. …If you’ve forgotten your American name because you’re so used to responding to your Sesotho name.
8. …If you’re used to being called Lekhooa. (This means foreigner/white person in Sesotho.)
9. …If you went insane when you’re Blackberry or smart phone Internet service stopped working.
10.  ..If you’ve missed your car just as much as you’ve missed your dad.

Have any to add? Do so in the comments section. 


  1. This part with overfeeding is so sweet and funny! :)

    1. Hi Zim! Yes, they will try to overfeed you, especially if you're skinny! They'll pile your plate up with mounds of food and you better think twice about not eating every single bite! Lol!

  2. Thanks for sharing cultural Lesotho gems Jennifer. I think I could deal with everything you listed so far except................the bugs! No way! Can't/won't do it. Proud of you dear heart! Dr. Briggs

    1. Aww hi, Dr. Briggs! We're in the rainy season now and it poured down one day last week while I was sleeping. I felt something crawling on me and woke up, scared and paranoid only to find a centipede in my bed!! I killed it but couldn't sleep for the rest of the night! I agree with you on the bugs. Not cool at all! Thanks for stopping by. Please send my love and regards to the Spartan family. Happy holidays and hugs and kisses:)