Further Musings

Beauty smote his heart, he looked up from the forsaken land & hope returned to him

To Sound a Less Serious Note

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Getting my plane tickets in the mail has gotten me more excited about my trip to Bosnia. It has also made me think about some of the adventures I had when I was there last summer. As a result I’m going to post a few of them over the next few weeks.

The one below is actually written by my roommate last summer, Andy B., in his monthly email update to his supporters. What an introduction to his supporters!

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The biggest news recently is that I have a roommate. His name is Andy P. and he has come for two months to teach English. It’s been great for me, not having a TV or stereo for three months, to have an extrovert around. I’m not sure how he feels though, living with an introvert without a TV or stereo.

After one week together, I would say Andy’s most notable trait has been innovation. Normally, this could be an asset cross-culturally, but not so with Andy, yet.

Apparently, there are two types of men in the world: those who rinse their razor with running water and those who rinse with a sink full of water. I am one of the former (environmental note: I don’t leave the water running between rinses) and Andy P. is one of the latter. Not having a bathroom sink, I have always used the tub. Andy’s solution was to fill a bucket with water. Reasonable.

But learning this after the fact, I asked, “Did you know I use that bucket to wash the balcony?” He responded with his exploits camping, yadda yadda yadda. And I thought, “That’s great, but you just shaved your face with pigeon poo. You could have saved yourself the trouble and used the toilet.” Bless his heart.

Written by furthermusings

May 15, 2004 at 2:00 pm

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  1. it’s inevitable that any story with the phrase “pigeon poo” is going to make me laugh… so of course i laughed. loudly. it’s a great story!


    May 15, 2004 at 9:56 pm

  2. That’s an Andy classic that never gets old.

    Nathan I.

    May 17, 2004 at 8:41 am

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