Monday, February 23, 2009

Adventures in Laughter

The university I teach at began a bit more than 30 years ago as a very non-traditional university for working adults. Gradually we are moving to some of the traditional activities. Some of us have been working very hard on creating study abroad opportunities and a structure to support this. Today we had a Lunch and Learn about this. One of the presentations was given by a student who had recently studied in Cambodia. She explained part of her experience had been living with families in a floating village, using the toilet facilities they had and eating the food they had -- even spiders and crickets. At the end someone asked her what spiders tasted like. Of course someone said, "Chicken." Her answer though caught everyone by surprise: her answer was "like crickets."

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