The President of Togo visited our ship yesterday! I personally did not get to talk to him, but I got to see him and all of his men from afar. While he was in the International Lounge speaking, I made my way up to Deck 8 to get some fresh air before I had to start work. But as soon as I walked up the stairs, I was face to face with a man holding a GIANT gun. I knew that he was simply protecting the President, but seeing a man with a huge gun sure makes you nervous. So, out of nervousness I asked a ridiculous question, “Is it ok if I come up here?” And his response was, “IT’S NO GOOD.”
Immediately, I turned around and went right back down the stairs. Aimee was on deck 7, and I told her what happened right away…she just laughed and said, “aww…poor thing.” Then, we looked around and saw snipers everywhere. They were standing on the containers that surrounded our dock. And, apparently a tank went driving by. I guess it’s good to know that the President is well protected…but I don’t think that I ever want to run into a sniper again.