Hi! This is Chocoholic's little sister. She asked me to do a guest post today because she's really busy this morning, and we'd been discussing me doing one of these posts for a while, so here I am. I guess. : )
Well anyway, I don't know if my sister (Chocoholic) had mentioned yet, but we've been having some water issues. We tend to run out of water every day, and then they have to call the company to send a truck to refill the tank. Get's pretty tiring after a while... But, let's cut to the chase. So, even when we do have water, it hasn't been strong enough to get the washing machine going, and we had a medium-sized load of clothes that had been there since Monday that had gone through most of the cycle, except for the last part. The one where all the water is drained out. Either way, we needed to hang those clothes up to dry, so I spent about 15-20 minutes last night wringing out all the water I could out of all the clothes!
You see, Brazil isn't exactly known for getting anything done in time. : ) Things happen when they happen. You're probably thinking something along the lines of "Who would want that?" or "How do you stand it?". I can ask myself that question a million time a day, but the answer's always the same. You get used to it. Simple as that.
Rarely would you ever hear a Brazilian complain about something not happening on time. Especially weddings... But those are a whole other story. ; ) Brazilians are almost always late, no matter where they're going, and usually something unexpected, that no one could have planned, happens. But as I said before, you get used to it.
Brazil = Crazy driving, always being late, things never going as planned, colorful, different, mind-changing, confusing, lots of headaches, land of extremes, a rainbow but somehow still a storm, a huge mess, a puzzle that's never completely solved. My favorite place in the world.
Well, I hope you guys enjoyed my post, and got to see a little bit of what it's like to live in Brazil. And don;t worry, Chocoholic should be back to blogging later today, or tomorrow!