Monday, March 14, 2011

Of Laghman: Big Day

When the U.S. Ambassador rolls into town in Afghanistan, it's kind of a big deal. The Governor of Laghman hosted a lunch in his honor, for something like forty guests, all at this one giant table. Your correspondent enjoyed a delicious meal of all variety of Afghan delights... and Mountain Dew. The Afghans love Mountain Dew. And really, what's not to love?

Anyway, it was quite a spread of lamb and chicken and salad and spinach and peppers, which your correspondent, being a seasoned diplomat, and therefore versed in all manner of social graces, carefully spilled an entire plate of all over his own lap. But fortunately, we're in Afghanistan, so before long all the grease stains on my pants were covered by dust and nobody was the wiser.


MSH said...

this made me laugh out loud HA! HA! HA! now go wash your pants. and get another plate of food.

Anonymous said...

I LOL too, because I have done something similar - spilled a whole plate of food on someone's white carpet...and we had just met them that evening. How's the dry cleaning in Afghanistan???