Sunday, October 02, 2005

(stunned silence)

Actual conversation with another mother about our family's planning of a trip to my husband's hometown in Mexico rather than, say, Can Cun.

Esbee: Mexico is really beautiful once you get out of the tourist resorts.
"M":Why would you want to do that?
Esbee: What would be the point of going if we never actually see it?
"M": Because it's important for kids to travel.
Esbee: (stunned silence)
"M": Besides, you can always eat Mexican food here.

Not very intelligent or interested in culture. Synonyms: yokel, rube, hick, yahoo, hayseed, bumpkin.