Tuesday, October 17, 2006

apology, update and Quito Taxis/Buses

I just want to start out with an apology. First, I'm sorry that we haven't gotten out our prayer newsletter yet. We really hope to do that this week. I'm also sorry for not being a slacker about replying to emails. If you've written us, hang in there...we will try to respond some day. The other apology is for not having any pictures on here recently. That is due to the fact that the blog isn't working right and we aren't able to do that once again. Hopefully, the problem will be fixed soon or worked out.

Well, the elections went well on Sunday. It looks like there is going to be a runoff election on November 26, so please be praying for that. Following are a couple of links to BBC news that have reports about the Ecuadorian election that you can read by clicking on the links. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6052370.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6054082.stm

Finally, I want to share this joke commercial that Christine and I made up. It is based on the we salute you, Mr. Way too proud from Texas, etc. I put this one on a blog a while back. These are dedicated to Quito Taxi drivers and the buses of Quito. I am really wanting group participation on these, especially from missionaries or anyone that has spent any time overseas. Because these are rather short, I would like you all to add comments or descriptions of 3rd world taxis and buses. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

We salute you Quito Bus, from all your pollution coming out your exhaust pipe, you have a hole in the ozone layer named after you. Your engines are so noisy, when you are at top speed, you sound like a 747 taking off...

We salute you Mr Quiteno taxi driver. The world is your parking lot. You think nothing to stop in a busy thoroughfare or intersection, throw on your hazard lights, drop off one passenger and yet pick up another.
With your smooth driving skills and an arm out the window, you can make a left turn crossing four lanes from the right lane to do it. With great precision, you can honk, flash your lights at someone while telling them they are number 1, all while talking on a cell phone and listening to a Deportivo Quito (vaya taxistas!) soccer game. Your meter hardly ever works and you think nothing to charge $1.50 for what should be a $1 trip...

Now, it is your turn to add to the description. I guess this is all for now.


Blogger Matt and Rebecca said...

This is in honor of the limited time I spent in Uganda visiting Ben -

Here's to you bodaboda driver, you squeeze your bodaboda into spaces that no one believes you would fit. You think you are invincible and cut in and out of traffic with no fear of being ran over by larger vehicles. It is a miracle you are still alive . . .

6:29 PM  
Blogger Ben & Christine Haley said...

good job, sister! let's have some more comments...

11:08 PM  

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