A Southern Girl in South Africa

A Southern Girl in South Africa

The Chronicles of a Southern Girl's Adventures of Living, Loving, Learning, and Traveling in Africa

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Are you going to have to wear those rings around your neck?

December 1, 2011 , , , , , , ,

I received a wide array of reactions (some verbal, some only facial) when I told people that I was marrying an African man (Zimbabwean to be exact) and moving to South Africa.  However, there were a few comments that really made me laugh out loud and I wanted to share with you all.  The title of this post is by far the funniest comment I heard but it was definitely a tight race.  See below and enjoy!

#2 – “Are you going on a mission?”

#3 – “How many wives will Fungayi have?”

#4 – “What will you do over there?” (This question is really code for “Are you going to live in a hut wearing a loin cloth dodging lions and tigers as you carry a 5 gallon jug of water on your head barefoot as you walk to the local outdoor market where you’ll earn money braiding hair?”)

Answers to the questions:

1. No

2. No.

3. 1 as long as he is married to me. 🙂

4. Go to work, figure out what to eat for dinner, complain about bills, the government, taxes, and traffic just like everyone else 🙂


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Was a pleasure meeting you today on the tour. This post got me laughing so hard, definitely looking forward to future posts.



December 3, 2011

Caris, love the blog. I look foward to laughing and learning along with you on your South African adventures 🙂


December 12, 2011

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