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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Additional thoughts on "Weak, vile people."

You don’t have to be as extreme as that guy to earn my contempt. It doesn’t burn with the same intensity, but I also hate all the smug ex-pats who are doing nothing worse than (barely) working in developing nations, drinking the cheap drinks, talking about your incompetent maid, getting your dive certificate, collecting local art and wondering if you should go somewhere else for monsoon. Ex-pats, if that is you, I hate you too. You contribute nothing. You are living off being white and speaking English and for you? That is not an accomplishment. Also? The pretty brown boys/girls are fucking your money, not you. If you can’t live back in the States because it is too hard to fend for yourself in a place where people ask things of you and you aren’t rich and special, then you have become spoiled and purposeless. No respect.

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Oddly, I felt the same thing when I went to hear Ron Jeremy speak. He’s a smart, articulate guy who knows that being a pornstar has derailed him from a life he now wants more. He still enjoys it, but spoke openly about wanting a wife and kids. He has a master’s degree in education and sounded wistful when talking about teaching kindergartners. “I was a good teacher,” he said, “but who would ever let me back in a classroom?” I’d let him teach my kids, actually. He knows right from wrong.

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If any of you could track down those old posts, I would love to read them again. I looked through the Thorn Tree, but couldn’t find them. Also, I am relaying his opinion about the ugliness of Central Asia. I personally thought Central Asia was gorgeous. I thought Manila was an ugly concrete pit.

4 Comments:

Blogger Ennis said...

Was your ex from the Philippines? He seemed to have been Asian, and of an ethnicity with a lot of members in the Bay Area.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Eh, I'm ambivalent about describing him more. I don't owe him any loyalty, but...

Should we meet, I'll be more than happy to tell you any details and badmouth him in person.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Ennis said...

And here I thought it was better to tell your life stories to imaginary people. You should have heard the stories that were told to me on the plane ride there, including those told by the soldier about his duty in Iraq, his dissolving marriage and his experiences trying to liberate mail order brides from the Philippines. He was a hoot!

I was in the Bay Area recently, but made it no further north than North Beach, where I had wonderful cappucino and tiramisu (I'm waaay to picky to trust their cannoli) at Cafe Greco. I thought about Sacramento, but figured you were probably at some county fair or something ...

10:56 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I saw your announcement for your Bay Area meet-up, but figured you were all busy signing breasts and stuff.

I just don't need to write stuff down all public and permanent, because it is a pure fact of life that my ex and my ex-best will find this blog. I'll tell you by email, if it is important to you.

12:07 PM  

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