posted by Nina 12 Comments


Robin Badillo
8/12/2011 8:19:23 AM
Great story!! I never thought of a woman's legs as a sign that God existed, but to a young man who had never seen the "beauty" of that simple thing, it was a strong sign. Then again, every time I see Ian Somherhalder, my faith is often reconfirmed as well! LOL!

Loretta Wheeler
8/12/2011 8:41:14 AM
Sometimes things happen and suddenly, you're a "believer!":)...I'm sure that revelation sustained Iridi for years...hopefully, by now, his memory is refreshed daily by the woman in his life:) Very CUTE blog Nina:) Lo

Nina Cordoba
8/12/2011 8:56:15 AM
Robin--Haha! You always crack me up. Lo-You just reminded me of the song "Then I saw her face. Now I'm a believer..." But, then, everything reminds me of a song. Iridi once approached me, bewildered. He said he asked women he met for their phone numbers, but they took his instead and said they'd call, but never did. I explained that sometimes women lie about that. "Why would they do that?" he asked. I didn't have a good answer to that, but I suggested he try meeting women somewhere other than bars.

Suzan Harden
8/12/2011 9:17:23 AM
Poor Iridi. I hope he found a young lady who appreciated him. He sounds like a sweet guy. It's always the little cultural things that throw people off. When DH was in Kuwait for business, he became friends with a young Saudi gentleman. One of the other Americans asked the Saudi if he'd ever ridden a camel. The Saudi guy grinned and said, "Yes! In Kansas!"

8/12/2011 10:03:33 AM

8/12/2011 10:15:32 AM
Thanks Tess! And Suzan, that's a great line. All Arabs should use it. They are now offering camel rides in Cabo. It sort of makes sense because of the desert, I guess. But who goes to Cabo to ride a camel?

Meb Bryant
8/12/2011 2:18:41 PM
Cute blog! I'm glad my legs weren't the first legs Iridi ever saw. He would have yelled, "OMG."

Nina Cordoba
8/12/2011 2:52:21 PM
Haha! Meg you always crack me up!

8/12/2011 4:18:29 PM
That is funny. In the office where I work, the physician and his wife are from India, as is the Ultrasound Tech, and the Nuclear Tech is from Pakistan, of the three, one is christian, two are Hindi and one is Moslem- learning the similarities and differences in their culture is truly educational, the staff has Hispanic, Polish and German heritage. We are a mini United Nations. I remember once telling the physician that one of the nurses was indisposed. He looked at me like I was crazy, then I said "she's in the ladies room" He just shook his head and walked away.

Casea Major
8/12/2011 6:29:07 PM
Hilarious! Work stories are the best.

Nina Cordoba
8/13/2011 6:35:31 AM
Thanks Casea!

8/13/2011 6:45:32 AM
Love it. Luckily he didn't see my knock-knees! He would have said, "There is a devil, too." I taught ESL in Argentina and Peru to children of military officers. Their parents wanted them to learn about democracy and freedom. They wanted to know how to order a Big Mac on their vacations to Miami. So when MacDonald's opened a fast food in Bs.As.that's where we took a field trip. The hamburgers were to die for because they actually use real beef down there. There were other changes to the menu too. They had a wine list and offered tirimisu along with the fried apple pies. I'm afraid MacDonald's in Miami might have been something of a disappointment.


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