Is it open? An informal guide to small Moroccan towns.

America has a demand economy. Not only is there is tremendous demand for new products, but we demand them immediately. In search of the almighty dollar, US business tends to neglect the humanity of people it employs.

Morocco still maintains a somewhat relaxed attitude toward commerce, at least in rural settings. Though adjusting my American attitude has been challenging, I find the respect for the individual to be refreshing. Workers still work extensive hours, often more than in America, but there is a pleasant recognition that things come up.

Figuring out how to navigate small town services has been both challenging and amusing. I thought about writing a blog post about it, but it was just too confusing, so I opted for a graphic instead. This is a bit tongue in cheek, but it’s not far off.

Here is a rough guide to small town Morocco. Click to see the larger version or to download.

Is it open? A guide to small Moroccan towns.

Is it open? A guide to small Moroccan towns.

  4 comments for “Is it open? An informal guide to small Moroccan towns.

  1. Paul Schiavo
    May 13, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Very amusive, Tom.

  2. Chavamonas@gmail.com
    May 13, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I love it. How is your work unfolding? Chavs

    • May 14, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      So far, so good. It is an interesting process. Learning and using the language, finding and setting up a new home, making connections, assessing community needs, honoring our own interests have made for a fascinating, yet challenging few months.

  3. May 16, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Tom,

    I am proud to say I followed it and can see what a great asset you could be in any place where “it depends” is the reply to just about any query.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Rebecca

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