Road rules (or not)
Yesterday morning, I was walking with a friend in our neighbourhood to go grab some breakfast. A car drives past on one of the quiet side streets, and a chorus of screaming and giggling children inside ecstatically greet us. Nothing abnormal here so far; we replied to the standard “How are you!” greeting with “Fine.”
We walk a bit further down the street, and notice that the car has done a U-turn and is driving back toward us. As it passes, the children lean out the windows in excitement to greet us again. It’s only that we notice something odd – there is no adult in the car. Behind the wheel is what looks like a 10 year-old boy. And he’s driving around 7 other children. As you do.
After speaking briefly with the children, we asked to take their photo. They posed for the photo, and then the boy did a three-point turn and drove off in the other direction. Welcome to Somaliland.