turns out the office phone bills haven't been paid since 2011. Vodacom finally cut off everyone's phone. no one has blackberries, office lines, nuthin. people can still call you, you just can't call them back. so you race to answer and if you miss it you have to run out to the little guys with hte umbrella at the carboard and buy credit. so then you have to call the world bank guy back before he gets on a plane and you're scratching the silver part of this teeeeeeny tiny piece of paper with a coin and saying "putaaaaain merrrrde!"