*the director of the school asks one of the 7th grade students if he has matches, and then asks that student to set fire to the piles of trash and leaves piled up around the school grounds during the first week of school.
*you walk into the kitchen one evening to find an iguana (with its tail cut off) tied to an armadillo rolling around on the ground. They’ll be dinner soon.
*you get up early to go for a run at the concha (the soccer field), which turns into an even that attracts a small crowd to watch you run circles around the field.
*Mom and dad are out for the day, leaving 15 year old daughter and 9 year old son at the home alone. The afternoon’s entertainment is making a fire in the back yard and setting ablaze to a pile of nuts that squirt flammable liquid out as they burn.
*There is not one but two laying hens in the kitchen, each in their bucket-turned-nest, laying on their dozen or so eggs that will hatch this weekend.
*you’re looking for something to start a fire with, so you grab a plastic bag
*In the span of a weekend, you get stung by a scorpion, heat rash, a rash from harvesting millet, and an unidentified allergic reaction that causes various parts of your body to swell and itch
*you’re sitting on the back porch and a chicken falls out of the mango tree
*you walk down the street to the store to buy a single hot dog, handed over unceremoniously in a nameless black plastic bag