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Life In The Fishbowl

My series of Morning News essays taken from my Peace Corps journals continues today with Life In The Fishbowl.

Posted on December 11, 2003 to Elsewhere


"As many a fish had learned before us, the only thing worse than being in the bowl is abruptly finding yourself on the outside.
" Brilliant! Keep these stories coming!

Posted by: mr. grooism on December 11, 2003 8:03 AM

hehe, hence the internet celebrity :D j/k, please regale us with more of your peace corp tales, they're great!

Posted by: drk on December 12, 2003 9:52 PM

I lived in Bolivia for six months as part of an overseas post-high-school program in 1996. You are so spot-on with your description of the fishbowl! The story made me laugh, right when I needed a laugh. I'm in South Korea now, teaching English and let me tell you... I've re-entered the fishbowl and had forgotten what a mixed blessing it is.

Posted by: Alex on December 14, 2003 7:27 AM

Very funny - I'm looking forward to more krazy hijinks. Aren't you worried about exhausting your anecdote archive?

Posted by: Brendon (longtime reader) on December 14, 2003 5:46 PM

From a couple I know who met in the PC (in Honduras): "This piece was absolutely right on target. It really skewered our peace
corps experience! made jen laugh so hard she cried. it's all true, every
word of it."

Posted by: *** Dave on December 15, 2003 12:01 PM