dilemma

January 23, 2009 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

The staff of my school want to make a trip for the students and volunteers. When they brought this up to us two weeks ago we shrugged our shoulders and nodded. They decided to go to Kirirom, a waterfall in Kompot province 3+ hours away by bus from Phnom Penh. During the days that followed that meeting we came out of our stupor and realized that 3 hours one way and 3 hours back in one day was too much. We brought this up to the staff and at the next meeting discussed alternative trip ideas. A picnic on riverside. A boat cruise. Nothing that involved more than half an hour of travel time. And then a few days ago without the participation of the volunteers the staff arbitrarily decided to return to their original idea of going to Kirirom.

I don’t want to spend 6-7 hours on a bus. It’s too much for a day trip. Busses exhaust me, my skin always breaks out, and i need to force myself to sleep during the ride to prevent vomiting. Why put myself through this just to spend 4 hours at a waterfall? “Take one for the team” someone said. But i don’t want to! And yet, i don’t want to be rude. So this has been weighing me down.

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