Swatting was taboo

Friday, April 12th, 2019

On his way back to the States from Egypt, Dunlap passed through Nigeria:

Also, that part of the world has more bugs and insect life in general than any other place on the planet. We slept under mosquito bars for the first time and I thought the net would break under the weight of the inquisitive night visitors who landed on it; one type of critter was very numerous and could only be shooed away, as it had a very obnoxious odor when liquidated. Swatting was taboo. Except for our using Arabic words by force of habit we got along OK with the native help along the way. They did not understand it and we were so used to Egypt that we used some common words by reflex action on all the dark-skinned waiters and porters we saw.

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