Trip Start Jan 30, 2012
90Trip End Aug 08, 2012
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The highlight of my day, apart from skyping Katie, was most definitely listening to a completely irate Frenchman going ballistic at the staff at our guesthouse, while they giggled like naughty school boys. I couldn't quite work out what had happened but I believe it was something to do with a key being misplaced and therefore this Frenchman was yelling repeatedly that "I have lost ten minutes of my evening!".
Now, I feel for the guy. I really do. I don't know if he had a hot date that he needed to get to just realised he'd left a candle burning in his room but the reason I mention this is because this minor incident reminded me of something that I read about Lao culture, which is apparently defined by a particular branch of Buddhism (Theravada Buddhism, to be precise
I did feel sorry for the guy but to be honest I think we could all do with a little dose of the Buddha's teachings and realise that a case of misplaced keys, lost hamster, missed train or whatever will not ruin your day and is no reason to ruin everyone else's. Chill out, you're in Laos!