I wish I had the plans
It’s so strange to meet young Americans abroad, and to hear them speak of their future so openly.
A typical American I’ve met traveling. We’ve already exchanged the basics: names, residence, and duration of travels. Around then, it comes:
“So, what keeps you busy in your real life?”
“Oh, you know, the usual.”
“The usual? You mean work or school?”
“Yeah. I run these bars with a couple of friends. I was gonna go to school but first I wanted to see the world.”
“Right, right. So what’re you gonna study?”
“I’m thinking either nuclear physics or music. I play the guitar in a band. I thought it’d be cool if we could start touring.”
“Oh. Nuclear physics� or music? That’s — diverse.”
“Yeah. I was also online looking at this bar tending school in South Africa. I might become a U.K. citizen. DUIs are on the rise in Texas.”
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