Marriage = popularity and fame.
Marriage = Jessica's near future?
|Daniel speaking with 60s-man|
Jessica is an mzungu (foreigner, European, white person, etc.). Jessica is also a female. These two qualities combine to make a prime candidate for a wife.
"So, Jaysca; you are not married?"
"Nope. Not yet..."
"And you live in the United States?"
"Yep! In cold Wisconsin."
"I've always wanted to visit America...will you be married soon?"
"Uh, um, yes! As soon as I get back home. Yep."
"Oh. ...You have friends?"
I wonder how many cows I'm worth?
Change scenes from Maasai hills to the Central Nairobi post office. The supervisor (of what, I'm unsure) has offered to "assist" roommate Cassie and I.
|The package that led me to meet my second suitor.|
"Now, you are both from the United States? You are not married? Now, is it OK if I ask if I could have one of you?"
"Uh, no! Uh, what would my boyfriend think of that?" says Cassie.
"Oh, a boyfriend?"
"Um, uh, uh, yeah! Mine too. He'd never let me leave home again." Jess sputters.
"You have boyfriends? Ah. Where are they?"
"Oh, uh, mine's in the States."
"And mine's in the States too...kind of."
Cassie and Jessica smile and nod convincingly, stifling giggles that would betray their true single status..
"Oh. I see. Well, I am always looking for an American girl. If I brought her home to visit my mother, everyone in my town would come see her! You will look for one for me, yes? Now, Jessica, as I have assisted you, will you take me to lunch?"
"Nah...I don't have the money!"
"Not even for a soda?"
Yikes. These guys are persistent if nothing else.