Sunday, February 04, 2007

Do you like Hondurans?

Why do Honduran people ask me this? As if Honduran people were all the same such that I could actually answer? Or, as if I could say anything other than "of course!" considering the fact that it's a Honduran ASKING the question?

I don't get it.

I mean, I will admit that I'm prone to generalizations for their rhetorical value, but clearly I know that humans are just humans, widely varied across the globe, regardless of their culture, race, gender, place of birth, etc.

And yet I get these questions.

While shopping in ACA Joe's at the mall in La Ceiba, I got to chatting with a clerk. She asked me if I liked Ceibenos. I almost said no... and I think she caught my hesitation before I said "!claro!" because she gave me a knowing grin.

Perhaps she was from El Porvenir or something.