Africa Does It Better

From an email doing the rounds

Some years ago a small rural town in Spain twinned with a similar town in South Africa.

The Mayor of the South African town visited the Spanish town.


When he saw the palatial mansion belonging to the Spanish mayor he wondered how he could afford such a house.

The Spaniard said; “You see that bridge over there?

The EU gave us a grant to build a four-lane bridge, but by building a single lane bridge with traffic lights at either end,

this house could be built”.

The following year the Spaniard visited the South African town.

He was simply amazed at the South African Mayor’s house, gold taps, marble floors, it was marvellous.

When he asked how this could be afforded, the South African said; “You see that bridge over there?”

The Spaniard replied…”No.”