Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Three H's of Life in Russia, 2008

Another Instant Message Conversation:

[7/7/2008 1:53:48 PM] English Teacher X says: (English Teacher M) got beat up again, on Saturday night

[7/7/2008 1:55:39 PM] Ksenia says: poor (English Teacher M)
[7/7/2008 1:55:47 PM] Ksenia says: what is the reason this time?

[7/7/2008 1:56:02 PM] English Teacher X says: they were just walking down the street, going home
[7/7/2008 1:56:05 PM] English Teacher X says: 1:30am or so
[7/7/2008 1:56:13 PM] English Teacher X says: in the dark side street on Sovietsky army where they live

[7/7/2008 1:56:15 PM] Ksenia says: and speaking English loudly

[7/7/2008 1:56:19 PM] English Teacher X says: yep
[7/7/2008 1:56:28 PM] English Teacher X says: and two guys came up and asked them if they were American
[7/7/2008 1:56:51 PM] English Teacher X says: and they answered they were from Canada, as I taught them, and one guy then punched (English Teacher M) in the mouth twice
[7/7/2008 1:57:10 PM] English Teacher X says: and he gave them the bag with two frozen pizzas and two beers he was carrying and they ran away.

[7/7/2008 1:57:34 PM] Ksenia says: ..speechless...

[7/7/2008 1:58:11 PM] English Teacher X says: between the hostile men and the heartless women and the high cost of living, it's getting harder and harder to justify my presence here.

[7/7/2008 2:00:18 PM] Ksenia says: I decided not to mention that although my first desire was to write smth like - and why do you still stay at this place

[7/7/2008 2:00:45 PM] English Teacher X says: mostly professional reasons, strangely enough
[7/7/2008 2:01:57 PM] English Teacher X says: and of course, the cat. . .
[7/7/2008 2:03:53 PM] English Teacher X says: and of least it isn't dull. "Against boredom even the gods contend in vain." -- Freidrich Neitzsche

[7/7/2008 2:06:46 PM] Ksenia says: )))


Batman said...

This is THE original English teacher M, X do not use those lame excuses about a cat and profession. Yeah, ESL DOS looks great on the Resume back here. Our cat has made it here just fine, no problems what so ever. Get your ass out of there, remember the deer hunter, before it is too late. THE M Batman

steve said...

The Deer hunter!! Classic call batman, that was exactly the mental picture that terrified me out of leaving the gig four years back.

I think as X's friend, it is your job to go back and get him, DeNiro style. and where more apt to play russian roulette if not in russia?

steve said...

that joke was probably a bit harsh there X, sorry bout that.

English Teacher X said...

We use 6 Kalashnikovs to play Russian Roulette here - load 5, leave one with an empty magazine, spin around and grab one and pull that trigger. . .