Yesterday at Sunyani (regional capital for Brong Ahafo), the Director of the district public health team couldnt stop gushing about the wonderful hospitality he had experienced last year when on a WHO-sponsored visit to Jharkhand in India. He was so impressed by the warm, helpful and welcoming Indians that he has resolved to do whatever he can for any Indian he ever meets in future!
I was not sure how to respond to the gushing admiration. I didnt know if I should have felt proud about our wonderful hospitality, or relief that the gentleman did not have to encounter anything particularly unpleasant. But then again, he surely must have. But he chose to remember just the best parts…and that should be a lesson for all of us globe-trotters.
PS – Sure, I was there for some information without official authorisation and he went out of his way to help me out with it.