Allow me to start off with some of the statements I came up with while in the kitchen and then I'll move onto the responses from my other overseas friends :-)
You might live overseas if...
...you find yourself saying the following sentence out loud: "I think I'm going to let the ants keep their current trail in my kitchen because it's really short and it goes directly to the trash. I don't care if they want to eat the trash."
...you get the attention of a celebrity but without the paycheck of a celebrity.
" ...finding ants in your cereal doesn't phase you anymore." Jen, Asia
"...if you feel like you are living dangerously by not showering immediately after waking up, knowing that at any moment the power could go out."
"...you are comfortable with the rats that live outside your home but not inside your home."
"...you have to wash your eggs to remove feathers and poop before cooking them." Susan, Sumatra
|photo credit: MM|
|photo credit: MM|
"...you shake your towel to be sure there are no scorpions in it before drying off."
"...you decorate a palm tree and eat watermelon at Christmas time." Bob and Pam, coastal Mozambique
"...your kids pretend they are driving a car in the backseat and constantly yell, "honk, honk, honk, honk...."
"...your kids visit America for the first time and ask, "Where are all the people?"
"...you actually use the metric system to know how many kgs of food you need to make dinner." KR, India
And one more from my friend Susan, because I think this is one we can all agree on as well...
"You might live overseas if you continually meet new people and you promise yourself you won't form an emotional attachment, only to find that you do. And when they leave your heart breaks again, but mostly because you know you would do it all over again in a heart beat."
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