Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Driving Through a Samoan Cricket Game

A few days ago I was driving to the church for a meeting. All of the sudden, I saw several Samoans on the left side of the road. They were concentrating on a small field on the other side of the road. I could see that the large group of Samoans on the right of me were playing a game of cricket. I could also hear the guy blowing the whistle for the game. Then I realized--the guys on the right side of the road were fielders, and were waiting for the ball to be hit. Right when I passed I could see their eyes look up, and they all reached out with their hands. I hit the gas about as fast as I could! I guess the ball missed me. I think that was my first experience driving on a paved public road through the middle of a Samoan cricket game!