Today I hired two guys to cut grass around our house. One of the two borrowed a machete from a third guy with the above result. Who is responsible for the broken machete? In Menya, it’s the guy whose grass was being cut. So I paid two guys for cutting grass and one guy for having his machete broken in the process. “That’s not logical,” you may say. I might have said that too if I knew the word for “logical” in Menyan, but I haven’t learned it–at times I question whether such a word exists.

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  1. Do you get to keep the machete?

    • Joseph

      I did, on principle. I think the crowd was surprised by this, but it made me feel better about having to pay. Also, I see broken machetes with make-shift handles all the time so I know it isn’t really unusable as was claimed.

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