Patience is the mother of all virtues.
True. Especially if one has to travel across two continents to get to a city more than a continent away within a certain period of time.
Let me describe what has happened to far regarding the cargo ship that will take me to Haifa. Let me write it in the African idiom so that you can relate to the situation. (African idiom = Italian laid-back attitude)
“Good morning! When is the SPES due to arrive?”
“Ah, de ship! Yes, it is coming.”
“Eish! We are not sure but it is coming.” (They didn’t use ‘Eish’ only because they don’t know about the existence of the word)
“So, I can wait here at the harbour with my motorbike?”
“Eish, it is coming but not today. maybe not even tomorrow. But it is coming.”
“I don’t know, but not now.”
“Eish! I have to get to Haifa.”
“Sure sure, the ship will take you to Haifa.”
“But not today or tomorrow?”
“Si si signore!”
They could see the blank expression on my face and tried to cheer me up.
“Signore, enjoy the weekend!”
I tried my best not to let my shoulders hang as I walked back to the KLR.