Don’t Smile. Zambians Don’t Smile.
March 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
The above picture was taken this morning for my Zambia work permit. I sat down for the photographer and smiled, and she matter-of-factly told me: “Don’t smile. Zambians don’t smile.” I complied because when in Rome…
Her statement is very true. I have seen pictures of Zambian friends on the happiest days of their lives – weddings, college graduations, etc – with no smiling. It goes to show that a person’s smile (or lack thereof) doesn’t necessarily indicate how they are feeling inside.