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A Good Man is Hard to Find, part 2


An interlude with a bushy-mustached, roly-poly tea-and-nut seller near the Open Air Museum:

Man: How you like Turkey?

Kate: Çok güzel! (“choke-oo-zahl,” very beautiful)

Man (to Kate): You are çok güzel. (Points to me) You are sisters?

Kate and me: Yes, we are kardeş.

Man (to Elliot): Brother?

Kate: No, we are… (makes a smooching noise)

Man (to me): You have boyfriend?

Me: (shaking head)

Man: Why you no have boyfriend?

Me: No good men left in America! (points to Elliot) Except for this one.

Elliot: (holds out his hand and makes the ‘so-so’ gesture)

Man (to me): You find boyfriend!

Me: I’ll try! (to Kate): Okay, I’ll buy some apple tea. I’ll laugh every time I drink it.

3 Comments to A Good Man is Hard to Find, part 2

  1. January 17, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink


  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    January 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Haha that man was awesome! Oh, Turkish men.

  3. Ang's Gravatar Ang
    January 18, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    I love this anecdote 🙂

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.