Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014

Yep I got transferred :(  So now I'm living the big city dream down in Bucharest.  So far, it's pretty cool.  Way different and lots of people, dogs, and blocs. Classic Romania.  Timisoara basically isn't Romania because of how different it is than the rest.  Everywhere else is all blocs and people crammed into tight spaces and dogs.  But Bucharest is fun since we get to metro surf and talk to tons of people all the time.

Culture Tip
In the world, there is a wide variety of humans.  You've got skinny, fat, male, female, tall, short, old, young, mentally sane, and mentally insane.  In most countries, you have institutions that help people out that have mental issues usually.  Well, Romania has programs for such individuals, but those programs are free travel throughout the country and that's about it.  So basically it just makes the problem worse.  You get people who aren't all there roaming the streets and begging.  It's really sad, but there's nothing we can actually do.  We run into issues when missionaries decide that it's a good idea to teach and baptize such individuals who really don't need baptism anyway because of the salvation of the innocents.  But then they become members and become a burden to the branch or they go around telling people not to listen to the mormons.  So that's always good.  This past sunday, we were sitting in church and one such individual strolls in.  I had to go sit by him to make sure he didn't cause any trouble.  Well, he grabbed a notebook he found nearby (mine) and wrote about 20 pages of nonsense in it, then proceeded to the pulpit to yell in gibberish until we had to escort him outside.  In the process of him entering, writing, preaching, and leaving, my companion disappeared.  He was just GONE.  No one knew where he was and we totally thought our friend took him outside and was in the process of turning him into a stray dog pack's dinner.  So we search all around the church and outside and to the metro stop, nothing.  Then we look upstairs in the church and he was sitting up there with ANOTHER such individual who was trying to hit on all the women in the branch before he was taken out of the room.  So that was a great way to spend your first sunday in the branch.

Two Truths and a Lie
Okay well this week what did I not do?

  • Get kissed by an old woman multiple times
  • Buy 6 ties for 3 USD
  • Give a guy riding a bike a an english card, which made him faceplant hard in the street


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