April 27, 2008 | Filed Under Uncategorized
So I’m back on goats today, because yesterday while I was doing some work I heard a screaming that sounded like someone was torturing a child. Startled (obviously), I ran into the driveway to see what was up.
It was the guards here.. they had a goat. And they were getting ready to kill said goat for a meal. The goat cost only 14,000 CFA (ummm.. about 30 bucks.. but with the dollar doing some fun little spirals into the depths of an economic abyss, that might be 300 bucks by the time you read this).
But I digress. Here’s what happened… They had the goat tied up, then they slit its throat to kill it. Then they put it on a fire to better skin it. Then they made soup out of its intestines, and dispersed of the remainder of the meat amongst each other to take home.
They were trying to get me to eat the soup. The soup looked like this…
Obviously, I was less than enthused about this, which the guards thought was hilarious. Finally one of the guards told me the soup was spicy, so I decided to consider tasting it, but I wanted to know a little more first.
Me (picking up a piece of white, coarse meat in the soup): What’s this?
Guard: That’s stomach!
Me (picking up a piece of long, tube-like meat in the soup): And what’s this?
Guard: That’s intestines!
Me (Look of bewilderment, trying to hide disgust): Ahh!
Guard: Don’t worry—we pushed everything out first.
Me: Oh, well then… ok. (hint of sarcasm)
But no fear, right? So I tried it. It was spicy. And chewy. Guess those goats won’t be eating my homework anymore.