Just when you think I might be running out of tales to tell, I bring much relief to your heart with another bedtime story. Yesterday while I was out and about with Abby and a few other girl friends we found ourselves in a certain situation if you will. But first, some Cambodia facts and realities of
being a girl. Boys might not understand this, but ALL women have at one time or another been stared at by….you guessed it, men! “What!!” Shocking isn’t it!? So along with this tendency that exists and can’t really be changed unfortunately, you can guess my current situation! What I mean is, if you are a white chick living in the middle of Phnom Penh, you will ALWAYS be starred at. Throw in some blonde hair, another blonde girl and a moto into the picture and you get the MEGA stares! KAPOW!! So it is definitely something you have to deal with and try to ignore. But soooooooometimes, it’s just to hard to ignore, which brings me back to my original tale. So, there was a few of us with our motos and we were locking them up. Well where we were parking just so happened to be near a work area where guys were just standing around. Well their standing around immediately turned into starring. There was probably 5 or 6 guys, I was taller than all but one. They were fairly close to us which is why it started to become not so much dangerous as we were in a safe place and time of day, but more so, awkward!! It got to the point that I turned around and starred right back! As I did this I had to hold back from bursting out laughing. One of our “fans” had the absolute deadest stare I have ever seen, and bonus….. He was picking his nose!! I am so proud of myself for not laughing but deepening my stare at this guy. As our eyes held this moment of time I carefully and slowly pointed my finger and raised it to my face. I longed for a reaction, but got none! I then brought my finger to my nose and pretended to pick my nose with all my might! Still no reaction! I continued my starring and pretend picking right up till the moment we were interrupted by Abby, who had pulled out her camera and started taking their picture! She was saying ” if you are going to stare at us, we might as well take your picture!” It was so funny! They really started to squirm and eventually we just got on our motos and left. But a life lesson was learned here for sure! If you want to break a dudes attention, picking your nose don’t work! Take his picture!!
Well I hope you enjoy my little sketch of the situation. I am aware that some of the circle people that represent “the guys” are almost cute looking, but this is just the nature of my artwork.