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  • Daniel Dudley
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      >>Subject: [N Tx Peace Corps] Ways RPCVs Know That They Have Readjusted:
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      >>1.You've stopped carrying toilet paper with you wherever you go.
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      >>2.You no longer eat all of the hors d'oeuvres at dinner parties.
      >>
      >>3.Some of your clothes don't have that genuine stone-washed look.
      >>
      >>4.People no longer avoid the dishes you bring to potluck dinners.
      >>
      >>5.You have a friend who was never in Peace Corps.
      >>
      >>6.You dream in English.
      >>
      >>7.You use tissues to blow your nose.
      >>
      >>8.You think twice before taking a 15-hour bus/taxi ride. You're not
      >>
      >>afraid of swallowing water in the shower.
      >>
      >>9.You stop boasting that you got a dial tone immediately.
      >>
      >>10.You travel with baggage instead of cardboard boxes or plastic bags.
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      >>11.You use a watch as you are no longer able to tell the time by the sun.
      >>
      >>12.Your meals no longer consist solely of vegetables.
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      >>13.You start to eat rice again.
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      >>14.You use the phone instead of sending a note by bush taxi.
      >>
      >>15.You no longer stand in stores amazed at the quantity and quality of
      >>goods and you stop trying to pay with exact change.
      >>
      >>16.Parasites (both yours and theirs) cease to be a topic of conversation
      >>during meals.
      >>
      >>17.You motion someone towards you with fingers up instead of hissing.
      >>
      >>18.You stop expecting a Customs inspector to check your baggage and ask
      >>for a bribe after a domestic flight.
      >>
      >>19.You stop proposing that Charmin be nominated the 8th wonder of the
      >>world.
      >>
      >>20.You throw out your plastic grocery bags.
      >>
      >>21.Your underwear has holes only in the correct places.
      >>
      >>22.When you hear rustling in the trees you expect to see squirrels, not
      >>monkeys.
      >>
      >>23.You have more than three changes of clothes.
      >>
      >>24.If a fly lands in your drink you actually throw out the whole glass.
      >>
      >>25.When turning a corner while driving you know exactly which side of the
      >>road you're supposed to be on.
      >>
      >>26.Your birkenstocks are no longer considered your "dress" shoes.
      >>
      >>27.When something breaks in your house you call a repairman instead of
      >>breaking out the ducktape, goat rubber and swiss army knife.
      >>
      >>28.Rain is now a verb rather than a plural noun.
      >>
      >>29.Your tevas lines have finally faded.
      >>
      >>30.Your hand no longer twitchs reflexively when you see a white sports
      >>utility vehicle in the distance.
      >>
      >>31.You no longer respond to "Mzungu" or "Yovo" or "Nasara" or "Toobab" or
      >>"Mundju" or "Whiteman" as if it's your given name.
      >>
      >>32.You no longer think it's normal to start drinking beer at 9:00 A.M.
      >>
      >>33.You no longer immediately switch into Special English when you
      >>encounter anyone with an with an accent.
      >>


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