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Monday, September 10, 2007

Mail Order

Yesterday at work I saw a real live mail order bride from Russia. Seriously, it was so obvious. I asked the man where his wife was from and he said Russia. I knew that already before he said it. He kept making her try on clothes and seemed very controlling (at one point I thought he was about to get on in the dressing room with her...scary). You could just tell that the two of them would have never gotten together in the US. I am sorry. I feel really fortunate to live in the United States. I can't imagine the desperate lengths that some will go through to get to the land of the free, we really take it for granted. Anyway, I wanted to slip a little note in her shopping bag that she could run away (to my house) to get away from that kind of weird control...but I didn't. I just felt sorry for the girl...you would have had to have been there. I have worked at the mall for ten years and you would not believe the things I have seen and heard. I am going to write a Seinfeld type of show about some of my adventures one day!

5 comments:

mandy said...

wow...
wow.
but the life there is so hard for some....
and some of my korean friends here at seminary say that they still have arranged marriages there - and i can now see that there's some advantage to this custom!
i never thought i'd think that way!
LOL

He Knows My Name said...

Hey Jenny, My husband has a salesman at his office that he thinks has a russian mail order bride. Just something insight about Russia, my brother is a pastor and goes there once a year to teach at a seminary. The students are 20-30 something and learn thru translators for all their classes. These kids have nothing, I mean nothing. They are so hungry, serious bible students in a country that is a wreck. They are so inspiring to me.

Jackie said...

There used to be a mail order Vietnamese bride across the street. It always baffled me. She would smile and nod, but never spoke any english. Very interesting.

Tam said...

Why do I feel that if you wrote a sitcom it would be the most popular and most watched hilarious one on TV!!!

Profbaugh said...

Hey girlfriend, I could work with you on writing a sitcom. I worked in retail for 7 years of my life. And do I have some stories!!

Changing the subject and back to your post, I feel so sorry for this poor woman. I would have wanted to do the same thing for her, but of course, it would have done no good.

What a blessing we have to live here in the United States. I think we forget that, especially as women. In many other countries we be treated like property.

~Cheryl