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  • Richa Wilson
    The following was sent to me by Sidney Zimba. Some of you Peace Corps folks may have had him as a language tutor. ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 29, 2001
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      The following was sent to me by Sidney Zimba. Some of you Peace Corps folks
      may have had him as a language tutor.

      >
      >Hi my friends!
      >
      >As you might have heard, a Total Eclipse of the Sun
      >(kadamasana, in our language) swept across Southern
      >Africa from the Angolan coast to the Mozambican coast
      >on 21 June, 2001. Here in Blantyre scientists said we
      >experienced about 96% of the total eclipse. But tell
      >you what, it was darker than we anticipated. At
      >15.15hrs business came to a halt in Blantyre as people
      >changed goggles to peer at the sun. There was a lot of
      >excitement and even up to now jokes are still going
      >around. Here's what another organisation experienced
      >due to COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN.
      >
      >Memo from Director General to Senior Manager:
      >Today at 11 o'clock there will be a total eclipse of
      >the sun. This is when the sun disappears behind the
      >moon for two minutes. As this is something which
      >caanot be seen every day, time will be allowed for
      >employees to view the eclipse in the car park. Staff
      >should meet in the car park at ten to eleven, when I
      >will deliver a short speech introducing the eclipse,
      >and giving some background info. Safety goggles will
      >be made available at a small cost.
      >
      >Memo from Senior Manager to Manager:
      >Today at ten to eleven, all staff should meet in the
      >car park. This will be followed by a total eclipse of
      >the sun, which will disappear for two minutes. For a
      >moderate cost, this will be made safe with goggles.
      >The Director General will deliver a short speech
      >beforehand to give us all some background info. This
      >is not something that can be seen everyday.
      >
      >Memo from Manager to Section Head:
      >The director General will today deliver a short speech
      >to make the sun disappear for two minutes in the
      >eclipse. This is something that can not be seen every
      >day, so staff will meet in the car park at ten or
      >eleven. This will be safe, if you pay a moderate cost.
      >
      >Memo from Section Head to Foreman:
      >Ten or eleven staff are to go to the car park, where
      >the Director General will eclipse the sun for two
      >minutes. This doesn't happen everyday. It will be safe
      >but it will cost you.
      >
      >Memo from Foreman to staff:
      >Some staff will go to the car park today to see the
      >Director General disappear. It is a pity this doesn't
      >happen everyday.
      >
      >
      >Sydney K. Zimba
      >Assistant Control Engineer
      >Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited
      >Johnstone Road End
      >Off Ginnery Corner
      >P.O. Box 2047
      >Blantyre
      >MALAWI - AFRICA
      >
      >Tel. +265 671 395
      >Cell +265 863 862
      >E-mail sydneyzimba@...
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      >
      >
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