Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I Slipped My Tongue

It’s public holiday today in Rwanda, commemorating 1994 genocide.

Yesterday evening, as usual, while saying goodbye to a local colleague, I added “Enjoy your holiday!” He walked out from my room and returned after 5 seconds, said, “I can’t enjoy this holiday.” Oppss… I realized immediately I said something wrong and apologized to him. People is reluctant to recall and talk about this gory incident. Too many sad stories 16 years ago and they are trying hard to forget the past but time is too short to bleach the memory.