Another Marriage Proposal
A few weeks ago in Estelí I was talking to some neighbors. Or, more accurately, they wanted to talk to me about my dog. If you want to get people to talk to you, get a Samoyed. There were two adult women and three children.
After a few minutes of talking one woman started the now somewhat standard sequence of questions that starts with are you married? I got enough answers right that she explained that her friend was single and "muy simpatico". So, didn't I want a Nicaraguan wife?
I suggested that I would need a little while to think about it and managed to escape. But, today, I had a similar experience with, once again, Nicaraguan women even though I am currently in Costa Rica.
In the food court in Real Cariari, a typical mall, there is the typical assortment of crap (Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, ...) and one place wiht good food. It is called Gran Inca and the food is Peruvian. I have met the owner and he is from Peru.
Unlike all the other food stands, the people in Gran Inca seem to actually want to work. When you get near they talk to you. They greet you, explain what the various dishes are and if you show interest they even offer you a sample. I thought it was just the difference between a fast food chain and a restaurant where the employees have even talked to the owner. But, a couple of months ago, I found out that most of the poeple working there are Nicaraguan. I am now thinking this is the difference.
In any case, the one woman (from Granada) that I have talked to quite a bit suggested that I might want to marry one of her co-workers today. As in Estelí, the woman was classified as "muy simpatico". When I reminded her that I was about to move to Nicaragua she pointed out that lots of workers there are Nicaraguan. I looked over where the other workers (including my potential future wife) were standing and all three raised their hands.