Stories: You know you've served in Ecuador for too long
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|I found this from an alum's site (Benjamin Duffy) and thought it was pretty funny.
You know you've been in the Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission too long if:
1) You'd never eat cheese on a burger, but fried egg on a burger is OK sometimes.
2) You don't feel weird anymore, drinking soda from a plastic bag.
3) You know that lemons are actually medicine.
4) You can understand and follow a soccer broadcast.
5) You can drink a warm Guitig without retching. (Try it, tough guy)
6) You refer to yourself and your boyfriend/girlfriend back home as "unidos, no mas."
7) You know that toilet paper goes in the trash can, not the toilet.
8) You sometimes drink Essprite or Seven because Peksi doesn't go well with your piksa.
9) You own at least one article of clothing that has been passed down the mission so long, nobody can remember whose it was. (It might be mine--I wore 16 neck shirts from JC Penney)
10) You've prepared Quaker for yourself and your companion in your own apartment.
11) You know Barcelona's fight song, but can't remember BYU's.
12) You stop using your alarm clock, instead trusting yourself to wake up to the bread and newspaper kids who start screaming under your window at 6AM.
13) You know that soccer is really called "indor", and is played on a concrete basketball court. You know that a soccer ball should really be the size of a softball, boasting the mass of a small planet. You learned how to kick the thing without breaking your toes after about a year.
14) You know to never, ever touch dogs. You just don't do it. (I hope)
15) You have a stockpile of confiscated "Despertades" and "Atalayas" which provide endless amusement as well as filling certain other...emergency purposes. (You know you've done it, too!)
16) You are shocked to remember that your parents' house has no bars over the windows.
17) You can distinguish Cana Manabita from Cristal by smell, half a block away.
18) You come to think of the USA as consisting only of New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.
19) You actively fantasize about blowing up your local Filanbanco, Banco del Pichincha or Banco Del Pacifico.
20) You have your $120 Rockports resoled with a piece of an old tire and are actually pleased with yourself.
21) You mop your brow with your tie.
22) You'll drink soda from a chipped and rusty bottle top, but won't brush your teeth with tap water.
23) Not only can you tell apart salsa, merengue, pasillos, cumbia, and boleros, you find yourself singing along with them on the bus.
24) You are alarmed and concerned to think that your family back home takes showers in their bare feet.
25) You no longer wince at handing your wool suit pants over to the laundry lady, knowing she's going to wash them in the river, beating them on rocks.
26) You think that those conference talks in the Liahona were really delivered in Spanish.
27) You've played soccer or basketball in either zapatillas or dress shoes, or have played with someone who has.
28) Your journal (if not your scriptures) is covered in banana stickers.
29) You have trouble distinguishing yucca from potatoes anymore.
30) You point with your lips.
31) You've filled your weekly service hours by having your whole district mow some old lady's grass with machetes.
32) You find words like averiguar, folleto, and chaulafan sneaking into your English.
33) You know that there are save it be four churches only:
- la Iglesia Catolica
- los Mormones
- los Testigos de Jehova
- los Evangelistas (also referred to as none of the above)
34) You have a pocket full of mints you bought from a kid on the bus.
35) Your teaching pool contains at least two people each with the following names: Mariuxi, Maritza, Darwin, Stalin, and Washington (or simply Wacho).
36) You felt cheated that the Church only has one magazine in Ecuador, but felt vindicated because Called To Serve has four verses here.
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