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谢迈克在中国

Mike Shecket Goes To China!

WOW.

August 30th, 2007

Okay, so I met this woman (and later her husband and his friend and the friend’s student) randomly on a bus to downtown Guiyang.

Here’s what they did for me:

  1. They helped me open a bank account, which was quite an arcane process that would otherwise have had no English assistance.
  2. They took me out to lunch. (We went to a “Western-style cuisine” restaurant, which had some interesting ideas about what Western food is like…but the most interesting part is that my new friends said that if they hadn’t met me, they might never have tried this food, or even ever tried eating with a fork, knife, and spoon!)
  3. They helped me buy a SIM card for my cell phone.
  4. When the phone didn’t work, they trotted me all over town looking for a place that would unlock my phone for me.
  5. They helped me find a place to buy some DVDs.
  6. They helped me catch a cab.
  7. They rode in the cab with me to make sure I got back okay.
  8. They paid for the cab ride!

Oh. My. Goodness. These people are friendly. I’m really beside myself. And they kept saying they were lucky to meet me! I owe them BIG TIME.

I’m excited to do some language exchange with the middle school English teacher, and I hope I get to meet the married couple’s two year old daughter.

2 Responses to “WOW.”

  1. Kate K

    Amazing! You just restored my faith in humanity. Thanks for sharing. Did you buy dirt cheap bootlegged DVD’s? Oh, I hope so.

  2. C N Heidelberg

    Wow, that is really amazing. I think I would have been crying tears of joy at some point in the whole adventure! :D

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