A tourist steps outside the door of the store.
He approaches the next pedestrian he sees.
«Pardon me, where can I go to make a pee ?»
«Excusez-moi, monsieur ?»
«Erm....I have to pee, where can I find a toilet ?»
«Pardon, je ne comprends rien»
«Do you speak German ? Ich muss pinkeln, dringend»
«Picken ? Une fois de plus, monsieur, je m'excuse, mais....»
He makes a sign to another man passing by to come.
«Eh, mec, s'il te plait, le monsieur ici a un problem, et je
ne comprends rien.»
The third man joins the two and the tourist repeats:
«Thank god, please, I gotta go make a pee, urgently! Where can
The third man scratches his head and tells the other:
«Je pense qu'il veut aller à Maképé, c'est ça qu'il a dit.»
(I think he wants to go to Maképé, that's what he said)
«Ah, je comprends maintenant. Monsieur?»
«You go Maképé!»
« Yeah man, you got it. Make a pee. Now, please, tell me,
The first man smirks, points somewhere and replies in
«Maképé there. You taxi go».
The tourist doesn't believe his ears and starts to get
«Are you somewhat crazy ?? Take a taxi somewhere to take
a leak ? Shit ! Don't bullshit me ! You just want to rip me off,
you and your friend here!»
The two look at each other, puzzled about that verbal outbreak,
and they retreat.
«Yes, monsieur, il y a quoi ? Vous voulez aller à Maképé, alors
on vous a montré comment faire. Excusez-nous maintenant.»
(You want to go to Maképé, we showed you. Now goodbye)
The tourist helplessly makes his way back to the store.
Maybe the store owner can explain to him that a suburb of Douala
is named Maképé, which is pronounced like the English
make a pee. He probably should have used sign language, one