My post on culture shock yesterday reminded me of my own culture shock during my semester abroad. I flipped through some of my old files for an illustration:
Many things have surprised me about Spain, but this above all else—
People solicit sex in the newspaper.
Think of the “personals” section with a twist.
Instead of “long walks on the beach,” they write,
“Tengo dinero. Ganas de sexo.”
[Translation: “I have money. I feel like sex.”].
After the initial shock, I found this quite funny.
I swear that’s not what I intended when I said heaven will be culture shock.