the pissing wars

From: ef (
Date: Tue Dec 12 2000 - 16:01:44 PST

yaya, still here... leaving tomorrow afternoon. i'm kinda scared
actually so gimme some good advice, oke? the support of you guys in
this ah, endeavor is really important to me. really.

so i have been packing like mad... too many kidclothes and now i have
no room for anything of my own... wonder how my hungarian friends are
gonna feel as i get smellier and smellier... oke, so i *think* i can
stuff in a change of underwear... and i *must* stuff in my flannel
pj's with the fishermen+fish on it. i simply must. also, another pair
of pants would be nice, with another sweater or two. and the long
undies i got yesterday. and a lipstick.

newyearseve i think want to spend in budapest... i talked to kinga,
the-goddess-who-arrangeth-the-impossible... she says the gov't
decided to spend even more money on newyears than that there
millenium celebrations i think i described. now, she says, there will
be 5 or 6 different fireworksetoff sites, mondo parliament
illuminations, and every superannuated hungarian rockstar is playing
on a different streetcorner. so i figure, a ridiculousness of this
magnitude i do deserve to experience.

when i arrive, i will spend 3-7 days in budapest, depending on when i
can find a ride up to transylvania. since i have all this baggage, i
might encounter grief on the bus... but if there is no ride, bus it
will be. 12 hrs of it. 3 hours at the border, while the guards
studiously examine ones canadian passport back and front only to
occasionally glance up at glare at you with utter hatred. then they
charge you $32 for a visa.

then off to the horrid gas station where you have to pay to piss. and
get glared at some more.

there is a pissing war going on at the border. since the gas station
on the romanian side is charging the bus riders to piss, the
hungarian gas station on the hungarian side has also decided to
charge. the hostilites... shall i call it the pissing match... only
hurt the bus riders who are mostly guest workers,
romanian-hungarians, in fact, working in hungary. so they go back and
forth, pissing their cash away.


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