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Amorous Badger asks: Tell us tales of people who have a high opinion of themselves. Jumped-up officials, the mad old bloke who runs the Neighbourhood Watch like it's a military operation, Colonel Blimps, pompous bastards and people stuck up their own arse.

(, Thu 24 Jan 2013, 12:22)
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An Official
Now i wouldn't call the lady that runs the cafe in the Ethiopian Airport at Dire Dawa an official. But she had a uniform.

"Can i have some chips"
"Can't have chips, not on the menu"
"Whats that?" I point to some lady eating chips
"Egg sandwich"
"I'll have an Egg Sandwich please"
"It is not on the menu either"
"But i can make it"
"Yes please, two Egg Sandwiches, they come with chips?"

But to be honest this is nothing. In Ethiopia it is still 2005, as they have 13 months and time starts at 6am... So 7am is 1am. If you are in a village night time doesn't have a time. It is just 'Nightime'
(, Fri 25 Jan 2013, 16:58, 9 replies)
Wait, you're telling me that Ethiopians have food these days?
(, Fri 25 Jan 2013, 17:06, closed)
Had loads of food... However very short on basic skilled plumbers.
(, Fri 25 Jan 2013, 17:24, closed)
Blimey, I thought you were joking about it being 2005 in Ethiopia
That's QI-worthy
(, Fri 25 Jan 2013, 17:14, closed)
Ethiopia is on GMT+3 and the standard calendar.
Are you sure they weren't winding up the whiny egg sandwich man?
(, Fri 25 Jan 2013, 17:30, closed)
International sort of people are on GMT + 3.

Normal residents are on

And will quote you that time first.
(, Fri 25 Jan 2013, 17:35, closed)
No wonder they're starving to death.

(, Fri 25 Jan 2013, 21:29, closed)
I like this.

(, Fri 25 Jan 2013, 19:07, closed)
Great place
you been to Lalibela?
(, Fri 25 Jan 2013, 23:46, closed)

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