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Dec 24 2005

Reverse Culture Shock

It sure didn’t take long for me to feel right at home here in the Land of Mass Consumption.  Within 24 hours of arriving in Lafayette, I’d browsed the “always low prices” at Super Walmart and cleared the local Osco Drug of generic pain reliever, cold medicine and anti-biotic first aid cream.

Today we will stroll the wide aisles of Super Target sipping Starbucks coffee and marveling at the variety and selection, but also at the courtesy and friendliness of the staff and the other shoppers. I have already lost track of how many strangers have smiled at me, said “excuse me” or “pardon me” while passing me with their shopping cart, or wished me a Merry Christmas. It’s so…I don’t know…civil?

Okay…it’s time to get the pies in the oven and ponder what I want for lunch at Taco Bell.  (Because nothing says Christmas Eve like a Baja Chalupa!)

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