Sunday, November 17, 2013

Strange Americans

"NO!!!  What are you doing?!"  
I exclaimed in complete disbelief 
as Lydia's dirty little hand started going down into the pickle jar.  
By this time, Eric was rolling over laughing.  
I ignored him and continued, 
"Not at MY table!"

I still remember the first time someone stuck their hand in, 
grabbed out a pickle and offered it to me.
I wondered if they had washed their hands.
Is this typical Ukrainian?  
No.  I don't think I could say that, but it is very common in the village where we live.  
Something that I have not really gotten use to.  
I still rush for a fork before someone sticks their hand in the pickle jar or other canned goods, 
making everyone smile.  
I think I will forever be amusing to them because I am a...
strange American.

1 comment:

  1. Ha! Ha! I'd be doing the same thing you are. We've been given plates that were used by the person before us and not washed, watched people dip their fork/spoon in the serving dish, give us food off their plates, etc... This squeamish girl has had a lot to get used too!!! Still getting used to it! :-)



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