Saturday, October 18, 2008

Eleanor Rigby

Yet ANOTHER shy, quiet late 40's/ early 50's guy arrives in Russia to work as an English teacher -- a vast change from whatever boring yet comfortable and well-paid job he was doing before -- and wanders around confused and lonely for a few weeks before giving up and going back home.

What ARE these people thinking? Huh? That the water in Russia will instill them with charisma and joie de vivre? Even the vodka won't do that.

And now with the fucking economic collapse, we'll get even more of them, I bet. . .


Mike Why said...

Hey, when/if the economy in California crashes and burns long-term, I'm headed straight to Russia! (But at least I'll know what I'm getting myself into!)

Dean said...

Great advice. This is me, I have to admit. Early 40s. Don't know how I got here. I consider myself duly warned. The pay wasn't good enough anyways.