My friends are pretty hard to upset here - they are masters of understatement - so it is good to know what things mean - FYI
Kama Kawaide = "the ways things always are" the normal troubles
Challenging = will require persistance and possibly assistance
Interesting = a level of obstruction mystifying even the locals
Activity = trouble, threat to security, possibly involving hand grenades
A Situation = war, threat to life and limb, mass refugees
"The Crisis" = Genocide, presidents assasinated, millions killed.
There was small activity at my favorite internet cafe, the Tropicana this morning. Good thing I am at THARS at the internet cafe Gertrude (meaning I have commandeered the secretary Gertrude's computer during her lunch hour)