August 11, 2005
Conversation with a young man in Sertar.
man: Do you speak English?
man: Are you from Meiguo (America)?
[Mei means beautiful btw. Meiguo means beautiful country.]
man: In Meiguo every woman has large beautiful breasts like melons. Here women are flat like paper.
[at this point I was about to launch into discussion of how television might distort reality... that American women were no different than women anywhere else and that as far as I could see women here were semi-curvy... but then I thought, this poor guy is stuck here, why destroy the fantasy...]
me: In Meiguo we have magic water. After 2 months in Meiguo even the women here would have large beautiful breasts like melons.
man: Meiguo is the number one country on earth.