Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sometimes when you get to everyday life and things become mundane (for example - look at what I've been talking about lately - food, for goodness sake!) - you tend to forget you are in a foreign country but out of the blue they do something that would never be done in our country (well I guess it has - just not for crazy reasons). The teachers lately decided to strike - the reason being they did not what to comply with the law that they continued their education and took more courses in order to stay up to date! So when they strike here - they protest in a big way. Roads get blocked and fires get started. The students also got on the bandwagon and protested - not sure what about but they played havoc with the roads. To add to the mess, the campo (country) people decided they needed to voice their disapproval over some water law and all over the country last Sunday, roads again were blocked, fires started and stones thrown at passing cars etc. They seem to love to protest here and any excuse will do!

6 comments:

Lynne said...

Um - maybe thay are trying to relieve the tediousness of their everyday lives! Crazy-o's!

Sara aka Jasmine said...

Wow sounds really crazy. Please BE SAFE! When do you guys head home?

Daniel said...

In France they like their strikes too. I think there is even a sort of 'Annual Strike Day' when every year people schedule a strike about one thing or another. At the moment it's the dairy industry. Starting tomorrow they are giving out free milk.

Marcos y Elizabet said...

Hey Sarah - we have till 27th of November here - but we will be trying our hardest to get back.

The Scottys said...

Hey happy feet good to see you on the blog.

Marcos & Beth you both will make it back to ecuador!
Jah still has more work for you both to do what an awesome ogranization we belong to.

Briefly heard from a brother in Bethel in Tonga that none of our brothers and sisters in Samoa has died during the tusnami that devasted a number of villages.

*Keep up the great work you two look forward to your return.
arohanuixxx

The Kinlocher's said...

all I can say is thank goodness you haven't got a car - it would dented from the stones thrown in protest.....