Saturday, April 18, 2009


Last night after work two of the employees in the kitchen that I work in got into an altercation over 100 naira. The fight started because one of the employees said he'd pay the other 100 naira for his portion of staff meal; staff meal usually consisting of some almost inedible mixture of overcooked, underseasoned rice and fish or chicken bones.

They agreed to the deal in the early evening and when S asked U about the payment apparently U responded by slapping S away and telling him he'd pay later. While the details aren't 100% clear to me all I know is that a short time after that U was bleeding severely from a broken bottle to the eye and S was being beaten by property security. A night in jail for one, a night in the hospital for another, and both employees now out of a job.