I have thought long and hard about whether this blog should accurately reflect real life or what I wish were real life. Given my disclaimer, you can decide the status of the following story for yourself. I will just say this:
Today I had an experience which puts me in the same camp as 90% of all peace corps volunteers. I pooped in my pants. I got food poisoning, perhaps a viral infection we don't see much of in the united states. Yes, 90%. It was not a pleasant experience, and one I hope not to repeat. Unfortunately, this occurred immediately before stepping onto a train for a ten-hour ride to my final site with most of my stuff for the next two years. This really put moving in and out of the old college dorm room into perspective. It was not fun. However, I am glad it was not a bus. Apparently there are challenges to this whole experience. This is one of them. this is real.
And this would be embarrassing except that it happens to almost everybody. It is a right of passage. And an aspect of living in a country with different health standards, a fact that is often ignored. Today I am not only a PCV in legal terms, but also in terms of the poo. It's my 23rd birthday. Tonight Oujda, tomorrow, my site.
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Nor is anything written here necessarily my own views, opinions, or observations. Please consider all pictures and texts here to be complete fabrications with absolutely no bearing on reality, this one or any other. For legal purposes, please additionally consider the author to be utterly imaginary.