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.

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