U R cool,La Sirena. I have had the experience of a couple of GB people jumping on my cerebrum because i expressed an opinion. I am an avid fan of diversity because it's stimulating. I believe the movie INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, illustrates the consequences of a world without emotion where everyone would be in "sync" because we would all be the same. Throughout my lease on this earth, there have been people who have disagree & with me, & subsequently, opened my mind to new thoughts.
Now Better than Average, if you have hit 40 , in your 20's you may remember the Ace of Clubs? Occasionally, there would be women there who were looking for "escort" work if you were from out of the country & they thought you were lonely. You bought her a drink & shedanced & chatted....offered to meet you out again.
There's a myth that if you are an American who travels, that you must be wealthy...when in fact, most of us love Europe so much,especially teachers 7 professors, that we save all year to make it happen.
In 1994, at Viva La Vie in Amsterdam, I had a woman who looked just like Donna Summer did at that time, who wanted dinner & offered her companionship as an escort to take me out all night to the various clubs. I came right out and asked her, in a diplomatic fashion, believe it or not, if she was propositioning me. Without deliberation, she replied,"no"...said she was out of work & was offering me a service. Well, at that time in my life, dinner consisted of a falafel on the street! If it was now, time & hard work have enabled me to say "okay"!
I do not know how to spell falafel,by the way.
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