Today I learned a valuable lesson. When eating lunch at the school, you must b.y.o.s. (Bring Your Own Spoon). Lest you be caught sitting in the back of the library spoonless, chopstickless, knifeless, forkless, staring at a bowl of rice as I was yesterday. I was left with two options: drink my rice out of the bowl or eat with my fingers. The first option has its obvious problems. The second has no immediate difficulties, except how to wash your hands afterwards. There is no sink or running water at the school. The only prospects for hand washing is a bowl of dirty water the children have all been using all day to rinse their hands. I didn't feel like have tomato sauce all over my hands was very professional either.
I finally decided to use bits of bread to eat as much of the rice as possible. Turns out bread is not really an effective rice scooping tool. When the slice of bread was gone, I resorted to more embarrassing means of eating my bowl of rice. I won't be caught spoonless again.