Hakuna Shida

Its common for matatus to be plastered with little stickers containing “witty” or religeious phrases. I saw one yesterday which said:

HE WHO THINKS THERE IS A PROBLEM GET BUSY SOLVING IT

At first I took this to be an encouraging exhortation to problem solving.

Then I thought again.

Problem-solving is a precious comoddity in Kenya and, like money, it seems to be owned mostly by foreigners. It seems to me much more likley that the intended meaning of that little sticker was something like this: If you think there is a problem, it’s your problem; you get on and solve it (if you can), meanwhile I have no problems and I’m happy so you might be happier if you didn’t keep looking for problems.

:rolleyes:

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