October 5, 2005: Headlines: COS - Jamaica: Humor: The Jamica Star Online: A Peace Corps volunteer was having a traumatic first day of service in Jamaica

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A Peace Corps volunteer was having a traumatic first day of service in Jamaica

A Peace Corps volunteer was having a traumatic first day of service in Jamaica

She had been singled out for special attention by all local mosquitoes. She had fallen victim to pickpockets. She got off the bus at the wrong stop, and had to walk past some leering young men.

A Peace Corps volunteer was having a traumatic first day of service in Jamaica

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A Peace Corps volunteer was having a traumatic first day of service. She had been singled out for special attention by all local mosquitoes. She had fallen victim to pickpockets. She got off the bus at the wrong stop, and had to walk past some leering young men.

She is on the verge of calling it quits and going back home, because on top of all of this, she misses her dog! She was sobbing as she recounted the horrors she had gone through that morning. At the end of her story, she was still crying bitterly when the Jamaicans who were listening responded in a chorus with the word "Hush" and the girl went ballistic! To the Jamaicans 'hush' meant "never mind, we are sorry, don't cry, etc!" but to young Miss Fresh-From-America 'hush' meant "Oh shut up!" So she turned red like a lobster and put down another round of bawling over the insensitivity of Jamaicans.





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