tangentially speaking

in light of the recent tsunami of doubt brutally attacking my sincerity i’ve decided to speak of matters a little closer to home and the light of truth.

it’s not often that i’m surprised by the things i see or the un-looked for discoveries i find thrust upon me in this little island paradise.

not that i don’t see and experience these things on a regular basis, i’m just not usually surprised by them.

this evening, however, was different.

i’m no longer surprised to find out that 32 people can ride in the back of a pick-up, for instance, or that 24 can ride on a scooter.

(or that an 8 year old is driving the thing.)

i’m not even surprised that the operator of a  tok-tok (a three wheeled motorcycle designed to carry two human passengers for those of you who are uninitiated) will ask if you need a taxi while his entire extended family is precariously ensconced in the back.

(i can understand his wife being there, she just wants to make sure he’s working and not visiting his girlfriends.)

i’ve come to grips with the fact that i will never again experience reasonably priced or available electricity, a ferry that runs reliably, or a cable tv service that actually has more channels than just those evangelical things that make me want to vote for sharia law.

(most people here get stoned on a daily basis anyway; it’s not that big of a stretch.)

i’m not even surprised that i just paid 60 lempira for two bottles of beer (it is, after all, salva vida).

what amazes me is the twist-off cap.

where are these random bursts of technology coming from!?

i almost dropped my bacon sammich.


5 Responses to “tangentially speaking”

  1. 30 lemps each and twist off caps? Its been too long.

  2. Mean Gene Says:

    This posting get 3 oinks of approval.

  3. UTLgirl Says:

    I’ll go you one more… how about the labels that changed color depending on if it was cold or warm?

    Now I can see how this might not effect a color blind guru such as yourself… at least I ‘assume’ that outfit is based on CB….. but really…. how is one supposed to know which one is their beer? One minute mine’s blue & yours is red, the next mine is red & yours is blue.

    Oh SHIT!!! You switched beers on me didn’t you!!!!!

  4. Lindsay Says:

    60 lemp for two bottles? Did beer go up 4 lemp?

    And I’m hoping you can fill me in on the Adventures of A Plane with Cocaine!

  5. UTLgirl Says:

    I know, what’s the world coming to??!!!

    Have no fear, BICD doing cheap beer nights on Tue/Fri, L 18 each.

    Hey… it’s Tuesday…. 🙂

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