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March 26, 2013

I Do Not Know About You People....

...but I just hate it when this sort of thing happens:

Elaborate greetings are the norm, I’ve found, when one enters a Central African village. So it was a surprise when I noticed that many people weren’t shaking hands the morning I arrived in Tiringoulou, a town of about 2,000 people in one of the remotest corners of the Central African Republic, in March 2010. I soon found out the reason: the day before, a traveler passing through town on a Sudanese merchant truck had, with a simple handshake, removed two men’s penises.

As best I could reconstruct from witness accounts, the stranger had stopped to purchase a cup of tea at the market. After handing over his money, he clasped the vendor’s hand. The tea seller felt an electric tingling course through his body and immediately sensed that his penis had shrunk to a size smaller than that of a baby’s. His yells quickly drew a crowd. Somehow in the fray a second man fell victim as well.

Be careful out there.

Posted by Cassandra at March 26, 2013 06:23 AM

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The last time I ran into that situation, the population made a thin, peevish sort of fuss. It's best to have an exit strategy.

Posted by: Texan99 at March 26, 2013 10:34 AM

Apparently African penises are not as reliable?

Posted by: Grim at March 26, 2013 11:18 AM

I can see it now -

"Penis Recovery". Sounds like it could be a real growth industry, IFKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Not Touchin' Grim's comment with a 10 ft pole... at March 26, 2013 01:29 PM

Is that a Little Smoky in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

Posted by: Yes, I *Am* Older Than Dirt (and about as funny) at March 26, 2013 01:31 PM

Twilight Zone, the missing episodes....

Posted by: tomg51 at March 26, 2013 01:33 PM

I soon found out the reason: the day before, a traveler passing through town on a Sudanese merchant truck had, with a simple handshake, removed two men’s penises.

That's uncanny. The exact.same.thing happened to my last 3 federal budgets....

Posted by: Harry Reid, Man of Action at March 26, 2013 01:43 PM

It takes a village

Posted by: CAPT Mongo at March 26, 2013 07:44 PM

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