Friday, March 6, 2009

Dial... Up.... So..... Slow....

Hey folks, just a brief note from the campo of Nicaragua, where the internet is painfully slow, the people are friendly as heck, and the views go on for miles. I don´t have much time, as the day is packed with interviews (including one with a chocolatier who looks like a melting hershey´s kiss, no joke. where´s my camera when I need it?!).

So here´s a fun snapshot of my day. I was on the bus this morning, bouncing through the countryside and I noticed a woman standing in the aisle next to me, heavily pregnant. Here in Nicaragua it´s pretty common to see people wearing t-shirts with unintentionally ironic messages and pictures printed on them, but this might be the funniest one yet. She must have been 8 or 9 months pregnant, potentially with triplets. Or a cow. She was huge. And her t-shirt, stretched tiiiiiight across her belly, read, ¨Population Control.¨ I almost died laughing on the inside.

All right, no posting until Sunday or Monday. This dial-up is painful, so I´ll update again once I´m back in Matagalpa. Adios, mis petunias!


Kate said...

Laughing, laughing, laughing.... I wonder if she saw any irony in it.

Cheasty said...

you know that´s a good question. i would say i doubt it, but the translation for population control in spanish is almost exactly the same: control poblacion. so really, who knows. all i know is i loved that shirt on that pregnant lady!