I bet you never saw an actual monkey having a lunch break and eating in a deli before, have you? well? if you are reading this now, you mised a great photo. i have decided that the world is taking itself too seriously with copyright and cell phone photo lunacy. when common sense makes a comeback, i will revisit the issue of the monkey eating inside a restuaraunt. until then. enjoy a photo of a scultupre called the last supper located in a ghost town somewhere in the middle of a desert.
just read a hilarious and sad article in the New York papers about how Victoria's Secret fashion show is aghast and upset that the Chinese government has some rules and pesky laws they have to sort of follow. “don’t you know who we are?” is something I am sure someone from the west used and got a blank stare from a Chinese official that probably said, “do you not respect the country you are visiting and are a guest in?” (no need to bring up the billions of potential consumers inside a communist country)
wasn’t it last week that three university basketball players needed the president of the united states to take his time to get them out of the country? does he not have better things to do?
I digress…but I also get a bit sad that for a country that has so much, we seem to know so little of anything outside of our borders, and/or we think we can take “our” known culture and simply drop it anywhere on the world and people will go, “how did we not live with this before?”
I am not sure if it is arrogance, ignorance or a bit of both? the only solution I know is that you travel and in the words of mark twain, experience more than your one little spot on the planet.
one of my family Is overseas and having a bit of a problem with the use mentality clashing with the local culture. he is also isolated a bit from simply experiencing another culture, but while people here worry, I am like, “don’t worry, he is a smart guy and right now he, like anyone else that has to travel and work abroad is being given a chance to change and learn experientially that the world they know, is pretty small and that there is a lot of different ways to look, see, and do things. it is a great experience for him.”
of course, the folks that have never been outside of their one spot, they, much like the folks trying to take an all-important, how can the world live without it – consumer lingerie event into a communist country and wondering, “why don’t they just do everything we want? what do you mean they said, “no” to some of our requests? we are angels in sassy lingerie! how dare they!”
duh… (insert UCLA basketball player with a microphone in his face) “no, we didn’t know it was not cool to steal loueee Vee-tohn sunglasses in China…we thought they were gifts for us being so special and coming to visit you all with our super skills and talents. we didn’t know stealing was wrong. no one told us. how can we be held accountable?"
I guess that is why people paid me to do stuff like that….” find solutions to problems” the funny part is there really is no rule book for how to do that…fix things.