Bohol, Americans might get fustrated with the slow pace there
by David l.Hyde
My wife just came back after a months stay work-vacation, she was there to visit her family and get some home improvements done on the family home there.
At this point my wife has now spent about 1/2 her life in the Philippines and 1/2 here in the states.
They were having a new deep well dug and some remodeling projects and repairs made. She was very put out at having to wait in long lines for the banking, very slow. Having to wait several hours after a set doctor appointment for her mom. To get the items needed for the home materials she often had to go to several stores. For the correct pump motor for the deep well she had to send someone to the next island.
While she got a lot done and it looks good, she came home wore out.
On the plus side she had fresh sea food almost daily and lots of fresh fruits. She complained that workers often showed up with no tools expecting you to provide them.
While my wife loves to visit she has become very American and wants things done instantly and correct. By correct i mean her way , women run the Philippines. Getting things done there often involves bribes to speed things up.
Don't get me wrong i love the Philippines, you just have to be aware other countries have a slower pace of life.