Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The 83rd good thing about Lagos: You can get a Butterball turkey here, if you're willing to pay the price!
Yesterday at our American Women's Club general meeting, after the speakers, a member of the board got up and said we had a special opportunity. She then gave a very funny explanation and introduction telling us about this opportunity. She explained how her husband worked for DHL and he was trying to build connections with a guy running a shipping line. The guy said DHL had to prove what they could do and, when asked what it would take, he said he would consider using DHL if they could get him a Butterball turkey. In just a couple of days, the turkey was delivered to his office, and he responded with shouts of delight. Well, this woman was a little bit miffed because, she told her husband, she has never had a turkey while she was here and she would like her own Butterball turkey. This was on Thursday and by Saturday morning, she had her turkey delivered. (This makes me think DHL is a miracle worker -- NOTHING happens here that fast!) Well, she got an extra one for the AWC to auction off. The bidding quickly rose up higher than I was willing to go. I think the winning price was 17,000 naira -- about $140. And it wasn't even that big of a turkey! Well, no worries, we'll be away for Thanksgiving anyway.